The French government has changed tack. Two days after the shooting of 17-year-old Nahel at a police roadblock at Nanterre in the western suburbs of Paris, the minister of the interior is now talking about a tough crackdown on the unrest that has broken out in several of the country's cities. “We've carried out a massive deployment of forces of law and order for this evening and night,” Gérald Darmanin told prefects on Thursday, talking about the mobilisation of 40,000 officers, including specialist units such as the elite police tactical group RAID, its gendarme equivalent the GIGN and BRI units which tackle serious crimes.
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.