|Born||11 October 1982|
|Died||13 February 2006
Cause of death
|Injuries from torture|
|Occupation||Cell phone salesman|
Ilan Halimi (Hebrew: אילן חלימי) was a young French Jewish man of Moroccan descent who was kidnapped on 21 January 2006 by a group called the Gang of Barbarians and subsequently tortured, over a period of three weeks, resulting in his death.
Halimi was a cell phone salesman in Paris. He lived there with his divorced mother and his two sisters.
Halimi was abducted and taken to Bagneux where he was held captive and tortured for three weeks. A demand for ransom was made to his parents. He was released and found in Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois. He died on the way to hospital.
More than 1,000 people marched through the streets of Paris, demanding justice for Halimi, on Sunday February 26, 2006.
In May 2011, a garden in the 12th arrondissement of Paris was renamed after him. Halimi used to play in this garden as a child.
In late April 2014, a movie by French filmmaker Alexandre Arcady about this case was released. Entitled “24 Jours: La vérité sur l’affaire Ilan Halimi” (24 Days: The Truth about the Ilan Halimi Case), it is based on the above-mentioned book.
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