France demands ‘immediate release’ of seven French citizens held in Iran
25 January 2023 | 2:25 pm
Concern is growing for seven French nationals being held in Iran. Among them is Fariba Adelkhah, a researcher at Sciences Po university in Paris, who was arrested back in June of 2019, along with her colleague Roland Marchal.
Legend has it that in 1963, France's Vanoise National Park was created to save the last endangered Alpine ibex. With 107 peaks of over 3,000 metres or more, the park in the heart of France's Savoie region attracts thousands of hikers each year in search of fresh air and the great outdoors. In this intact nature reserve, locals have developed alternatives to the usual winter sports. From snowshoeing to discover wildlife, to dog sledding for a unique adventure and even diving into a frozen lake, there's something for everyone!
Mehdi Beikoghli, of the Etemad newspaper, was involved in reporting on jailed anti-government demonstrators. Dozens of journalists have been arrested by the authorities in Iran, where censorship is widespread.
Hunting remains one of the most divisive issues within French society. Today, just under one million people will hunt in France, but despite the number dwindling in recent years, the hunting lobby still remains powerful. While many hunters defend their activity, fiercely, their opponents decry what they see as a brutal and dangerous practice.
France's World Cup-winning goalkeeper and captain, Hugo Lloris, announces his retirement from international football to spend more time with his family.
We look at how the press is covering the aftermath of the Brazil uprising. We also find out how the French press is treating today's upcoming pension plan announcement and how it's reacting to new hunting laws. The papers are also discussing why the chef of Noma, reputed to be the world's best restaurant, has decided to close its doors.
In 2018 there was at least 249 executions, at least 273 in 2019, at least 246 in 2020, at least 290 in 2021, and at least 425 so far in 2022.
Tehran is weaponizing the death penalty to punish individuals taking part in protests in order to strike fear into the Iranian population and stamp out dissent, the UN human rights chief said on January 10.
After carrying out two executions on Saturday and two in December, Iran plans to execute two more young men for participating in the ongoing nationwide protests. But resistance is coming from within Iran and abroad.
Earlier this week, the French government announced a plan to improve hunting safety and reduce the number of sometimes fatal accidents. Opponents of hunting denounce insufficient measures and underline the lack of debate around biodiversity. France has nearly one million hunters, who say they are acting to protect the environment. But anti-hunting campaigners are not buying that argument. Our team reports.
French and German FMs in Ethiopia to support Tigray peace process. In tonight's edition: The foreign ministers of France and Germany head to Ethiopia to show support for the deal upon which rest hopes of peace after two years of conflict with Tigray rebels.
A former Iranian deputy defense minister with dual British citizenship has been executed, according to Iranian media. The death sentence had sparked international condemnation.
FRANCE 24 and the InfoMigrants website bring you an exclusive animated documentary on the story of Muhamad and Amina, two migrants who met while being detained in a secret prison in Libya. The couple survived their ordeal, fell in love and later managed to escape to Europe.
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