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Night of June 26, 2017

Wissam El-Yamni

In Clermont-Ferrand….Wissam El-Yammi, autopsy of an highly irregular investigation

30 year-old Wissam El-Yamni was interrogated in Clermont-Ferrand on the night between December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012 under disturbing circumstances and he died several days later. Wissam El-Yamni had been celebrating New Year’s Eve with some friends in the parking lot of a super market when some passing police officers were pelted with rocks. What happened next was a chase and the arrest of Wissam El-Yamni. Several witnesses say that the latter was beaten before being put in a van and driven to the police station. It was only a short drive of a few minutes but there is a great deal of doubt about what happened when he got to the station. Wissam El-Yamni was found inanimate, without a belt and with his pants down, lying on his stomach in the corridor of the Police Station. He was then taken to the hospital where a cardiac arrest was diagnosed. Put into an artificial coma, he passed away nine days later. This death is punctuated by the many uncertainties, shadow areas and contradictions in the versions given by the police which have yet to be cleared up by the inquiry. The victim’s family denounces the fact that important proof has disappeared (photos, audio recordings). A judicial investigation has been opened against two of the officers. This case is still on-going.

What can you do?

Pray for all those involved

Wissam El-Yamni

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Francisco de Jesus Espinosa Hidalgo

Joshua Altersberger

United States
Al-Louh Family

Naâma Asfari

MoroccoSahara occidental
James Su Zhimin

Wissam El-Yamni

Ali Ziri


Ahmed Abba

Mohamed Ahmed, dit Jabba