As confirmed by multiple eye witness accounts, Razily is free and was seen in public for the first time. As reported on Fijery blog (fr), it is a tremendous news and a hopeful sign that a peaceful resolution can still be found to the Malagasy crisis.
We are happy for Razily and hope that we can hear his side of the story soon. Unfortunately, we also have to acknowledge that there are still many people missing or awaiting a trial in Madagascar.
We want to thank everyone who signed the petition and committed your name to Razily’s cause. We evidently do not know how much the petition contributed to Razily’s release and in fact, it does not matter much. The only facts that matter are that:
1) Razily is free, safe and sound.
2) many others are still missing or jailed without trial dates.
3) All of you, citizens and friends of Madagascar, contributed to a positive action in a period of Madagascar’s history that is sorely missing in stories to get cheerful about.
So for that, we are forever grateful to all of you and more importantly to Razily and his friends.