Idir Mederess, 22, was found dead in prison cell in Corbas, France.
Mederess was found hanged in his cell two weeks before his release. Doctors said he committed suicide. His family does not believe in it and thinks that he was beaten by the prison guards who eventually killed him.
“Rebellion” organization published an article in which called inmates who witnessed the beatings and murder of Mederess to testify. The organization reported that one of the inmates stated that Mederess was beaten, deprived of water and electricity, and forced to drink water from the toilet. According to the organization, the guards now beat that prisoner to silence him.
Mederess’ mother announced on March 15, 2021, that the investigation is still ongoing and that she expects justice for her son.
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“There are suicides, but they make inmates to do this. The conditions of detention do not correspond to a level of a country like France with civil and human rights,” Mederres’ mother said.
“I spoke with him on the phone a lot, he was looking forward to be released from the prison. He was a boy with plans for life, I can’t believe he could commit a suicide,” Mederres’ mother said.
The initiative group has requested the clarification from Minister of the Interior Gérald Darmanin and Prime Minister of France Jean Castex. The initiative group believes it is important to fight against police brutality and, if necessary, will provide legal and financial assistance to the family of the victim.