The mother, sister and brother-in-law of Olivier Dubois ask those who want to support him to get “a postcard respectful of its recipient” and to write this message on it: “Hello Mr. President, when Olivier Dubois journalist, will he return to France? 500 days… Free Olivier Dubois”.

You must then send this postcard to Mr. Macron at the Elysée, (“without a stamp, it’s free”, specifies the press release from the family).

The 500 days of the kidnapping of Olivier Dubois will fall on August 21, and he celebrates his 48th birthday in captivity this Saturday, recalls his family.

The independent journalist, who has lived and worked in Mali since 2015, had himself announced his kidnapping in a video broadcast on social networks on May 5, 2021. He explained there that he had been kidnapped on April 8 in Gao, in northern Mali. , by the Support Group for Islam and Muslims (GSIM), the main jihadist alliance in the Sahel, linked to Al-Qaeda.

In January, his family launched an online petition calling for his release. And last April, for the first anniversary of her kidnapping, she made a video to raise public awareness, with the participation of several journalists.