The French journalist working for “Liberation”, “Le Point” and “Jeune Afrique” was kidnapped by a jihadist group in the north of the country in early April.
The Agence France-Presse reporter pointed out that on Tuesday, June 8, 100 people gathered in Bamako, and the same number gathered in Paris, demanding the release of French journalist Olivier Dubois, who was in Mali. The day after being kidnapped by the jihadist group was still two months away.
On Tuesday morning, colleagues and friends of Olivier Dubois gathered at Maison de la presse in Bamako. There was a photo of the reporter and a big black sign that read “#FreeOlivierDubois”. “I am very touched. I have full confidence in Mali and France. Everyone has a common goal: to return Olivier to the home of the children he missed., Said Deborah Al Hawi Al Masri, the ex-partner and mother of her two children.
necessary “Expanding mobilization in Mali and France” with “Don’t let go, because without that, those who want to hide the truth will win”, The former Malian foreign minister and former journalist Thiebile Dramé told AFP.
About a hundred people gathered at the Place de la Republique in Paris at the same time, including freed, of View with Young Africa, The media where Olivier Dubois works. “I very much believe in mobilization and media coverage”, “Keeping quiet is a kidnapper’s game”, The reporter from world Florence Aubenas was held hostage in Iraq for five months in 2005.
“Let’s not forget Olivier”, this is “Write to Olivier Du Bois, he can receive it, and make a request to the French and Malian authorities: we hope and we expect his release to remain a priority.”Said Christophe Deloire, Secretary-General of Reporters Without Borders (RSF).