Fire franske journalister som har sittet ti måneder som fanger hos ISI/ISIS i Syria, kom hjem mandag.


Fra venstre Didier François, Edouard Elias, Nicolas Hénin og Pierre Torres.

Journalistene forklarte seg detaljert om behandlingen, men om nasjonaliteten og identiteten til de som var fra Europa, ville de si minst mulig.


The early days were particularly tough: «They put you straight into (prisoner) mode. The pressure is very, very, very fierce. Four days without eating or drinking. The fourth day without drinking, it gets really nasty; you are handcuffed to a radiator and beaten. It’s to break any attempt at resistance.»

Asked about his captors, some of whom spoke French, François did not want to answer . «I do not want to make any statements which could have consequences,” he said. He referred journalists to earlier remarks by the French Minister for Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius.

Fabius had said, «Unfortunately, there are French, there are Belgians, Italians – there are a whole series of Europeans, including French people, who left to ‘fight jihad’ in Syria.»

Men heller ikke Fabius var særlig meddelsom. Det politisk mest interessante er altså det man vil si minst om.