Foued lost everything. Wrongly accused and then convicted as a teenager of taking part in an attack on the police at Viry-Châtillon in the southern suburbs of Paris in 2016 – which left two officers badly burned – he spent four-and-a-half years behind bars despite being innocent. He was only finally acquitted in April 2021 after it was found that police officers investigating the case had truncated and distorted witness statements, leading to a number of wrongful convictions.
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.