Malik Oussekine: Who is the famous lawyer who defended his family after his death?

Disney+ will air a series dedicated to the death of Malik Oussekine, who died in 1986. A drama for the young man’s loved ones, who could count on a famous lawyer to defend them, Le Parisien reported on March 25.

The facts go back to December 6, 1986, when Malik Oussekine, only 22 years old, was returning from a jazz concert. Chased by the police in the entrance hall of his building, he was beaten with clubs and clubs died of his injuries in hospital a few hours later. His death will have serious repercussions and important consequences for his family. To defend them, they turned to a famous lawyer, Le Parisien explained on March 25. it is George Kiejman. He is the son of Alter Kiejzman, a craftsman, and Brandla Czarnecka, both Jews from Poland. He was sworn in as a lawyer in Paris in December 1953 and over the years has defended many well-known figures, including: Richard Malka 2007 or even Roman Polanski in 2008. In 1987 he was approached by those close to Malik Oussekine to defend him. A case adapted by Disney+ that will soon be available on the platform.

In December 1986, France was rocked by student demonstrations against the Devaquet law, which affected university reform. One evening, just returning home, Malik Oussekine was followed before being beaten up by the police. The young man was taken to Cochin Hospital and died at 3:20 a.m. after suffering cardiac arrest. In particular, he suffered from a periauricular hematoma, a suborbital hematoma and a ruptured nasal septum, evidence of the ferocity of the beatings against him. When his death was announced the next day, Home Secretary Charles Pasqua and his minister Robert Pandraud did not condemn the police action. “The death of a young man is always unfortunate but I am a father and if I had a son on dialysis I would stop him from fooling around at night.“, he said in the columns of the world. Words that quickly outraged the students, who immediately wanted to honor Malik Oussekine by taking to the streets. The young man became that too new symbol for fight against police brutality and the delegated minister, Alain Devaquet, submitted his resignation and waived his reform.

Death of Malik Oussekine: were the police convicted?

The first episode of the series aired on the final day of the Series Mania Festival. As reported by thee Parisians, relatives of the young man testified. “Demonstrations were not his style” confided one of his brothers. There is also his sister Sarah, who has a “generous and brilliant young man, confident and deeply French “. For Antoine Chevrollier, who created this series, the aim was to “as close as possible to reality and Malik’s intimacy” and to tell his story. Regarding the police officers who caused this murder, Brigadier Chief Jean Schmitt and Peacekeeper Christophe Garcia were sentenced to a symbolic verdict on January 27, 1990: five and two years imprisonment on probation.

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He was only 22 years old.

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It was Georges Kiejman who defended his relatives

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He’s a famous lawyer.

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He has defended many public figures.

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Georges Kiejman was sworn in as a lawyer in Paris in December 1953.

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He’s been doing his job for a very long time.

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The death of Malik Oussekine was a real tragedy.

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She upset the students.

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Malik Oussekine was never forgotten.

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He has become the new symbol in the fight against police violence.

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The young man succumbed to his injuries.

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