The year 1974 marked a turning point in France’s nuclear weapons tests. After eight years of atmospheric nuclear testing, the military decided to begin a series of underground tests, regarded as cleaner and, above all, less visible. But before that, France’s “Pacific experimentations centre”, the CEP, had established a programme for the final series of atmospheric tests which was described in an internal document as being “extremely tight”.
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.