The stunning election victory by the radical left Syriza party in Greece on Sunday has been greeted with delight by the radical left in France. Jean-Luc Mélenchon, founder of the Parti de Gauche, described it as an “historic moment” and quickly put the election result in a wider context. “Perhaps we will have the chance to remake Europe,” he told BFM TV. The national secretary of the French Communist Party, Pierre Laurent, said the victory held out “hope for all those who reject policies of austerity”.
Since January 7, 2023 our colleague and friend Mortaza Behboudi has been imprisoned in Afghanistan, in the Taliban prisons.
We do not forget him and call for his release.