Provocation, contempt, lies and gifting respectability to the far-right. That was the distinctive cocktail employed by the French government in the run-up to yesterday's huge day of protest against the current pension reforms. President Emmanuel Macron, his labour minister Olivier Dussopt and government spokesperson Olivier Véran have all come up with declarations likely to anger those who understand that their reform bill is unnecessary, regressive and unjust.
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.