“I've been sent to Jeddah in recent years to work on the Saudi navy's frigates,” says Guillaume, an engineer who has spent several months in all in the country's main port city, on the shores of the Red Sea. “It's a strange life. You divide your time between a luxurious compound with a pool, traffic jams and working on the dockyard where you renovate warships.” Another technician, Quentin, has also worked on the site repairing French-made ships which were sold to the Saudi military years ago. “Many things in Saudi Arabia are quite shocking," he says. “Money flows … particularly to renovate these ships, which were in a deplorable state.”
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.