Alhoussein Camara, a 19-year-old Guinean, was shot dead by a police officer on June 14, 2023, in Charente, southwestern France. Alhoussein Camara, who arrived in France in 2018, was studying, working, had no legal problems and was about to obtain French citizenship. A police patrol reportedly noticed the young man’s car moving in a “zigzag” pattern. The police officers tried to stop him but were unsuccessful. They followed him for about 5 kilometers “at a reduced speed”, then a second police patrol arrived as reinforcement and “made a first attempt to intercept him”, but the driver accelerated and allegedly hit a police officer walking towards the car, at which point the police officer fired his service weapon and hit the young Guinean directly in the chest, after which the latter died. The prosecutor’s office has launched an investigation in an attempt to prove the policeman’s innocence and to justify his murder as legitimate self-defense.
Relatives and friends of the murdered Alhoussein Camara do not believe the prosecution’s version, a close friend of the young man, said the Guinean had bruises on his face when she went to examine his body at the morgue. They believe the young man was a victim of police misconduct, violence and racism.
MASS MEDIA ABOUT THE CASE:
Days before Nahel M., another young man’s killing in a traffic stop almost went unnoticed. Alhoussein Camara, a 19-year-old Guinean immigrant, was on his way to work in the southwestern French town of Angoulême on June 14 when police officers tried to stop him. He was shot in the chest.
The Action Group has asked the French President Emmanuel Macron and the French Minister of Justice, Eric Dupont-Moretti, for clarification on the current case. The Action Group considers it important to combat police violence and can provide legal and informational support to the family of Alhoussein Camara if necessary.