Mortaza Behboudi and Aleksandra Mostovaja. Photo: The Daily Mirror

My husband’s captivity is “really, really killing me,” says the wife of French -Afghan journalist

Aleksandra Mostovaja, the wife of the French-Afghan journalist, Mortaza Behboudi, who has been in Taliban captivity since 7 January 2023, has expressed concerns about her husband’s well-being and lack of information about his status. 

Speaking to the British newspaper, the Daily Mirror, Aleksandra Mostovaja said: “I’m worried for his physical state, I’m worried for him for his psychological and mental state. I’m worried about how long this will take and if he will be released.” 

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Efforts by the French government and media rights and humanitarian organisations have failed to free Mr Behboudi. They have tried “every single strategy,” Aleksandra Mostovaja said. 

Senior Taliban spokesperson has reportedly told VOA News that Mr Behboudi has been detained and held by the group’s General Directorate of Intelligence (GDI) and that is being “treated well.” 

“The uncertainty of this situation is really, really killing me,”  Aleksandra Mostovaja told the Mirror.