This message was published in Lacan Quotidien No 98, on 25 Nov 2011, and has been translated by Betty Betrand-Godfrey, thankyou.
"Following Rafah Nached’s release we, members of her family and friends, wish to express our sincerest and warmest thanks to all the people who took part in the formidable string of indignation and solidarity over the last two months, which allowed us, on the 16th November, to release a huge sigh of relief. Our gratitude naturally goes to the entire international scientific community and particularly, to the psychoanalytical community who, first in France, then progressively across the world, contributed to keeping an intense mobilisation alive.
We wish to show our deep consideration for the eloquent spokespersons of the “Racket for Rafah” along with the political and diplomatic people who have used their energy, determination and conviction to relay the messages in favour of her liberation, in France, Europe and worldwide. We also wish to thank Madame Carla Bruni-Sarkozy for her decision to use her immense fame to fight for the liberation of Rafah.
To all, be assured that your support, comforting words and friendship were very precious during this difficult time.
Rafah has not yet had the joy of holding her first granddaughter in her arms, but thanks to you and your tremendous mobilisation, and the inextinguishable determination you have shown, the prospect of this union has become possible and will happen as soon as Rafah recovers all of her rights as a Syrian citizen (and in particular her passport). She will soon have the opportunity to express to you directly her immense gratitude.
Translated by Betty Bertrand-Godfrey