For three weeks they have been a largely silent presence in the Paris courtroom. These are the individuals who have joined as civil litigants to the criminal proceedings over the financial aspect of the so-called Karachi affair. They are also the survivors and families of the victims of the bus bombing on May 8th 2002 in Karachi which killed 14 people, including 11 French employees of France's defence contractors the Direction des Constructions Navales (DCN), now the Naval Group, working on the delivery of submarines sold by the French state to Pakistan.
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.