Samira Bellil


 

Age: 31

 

Summary: French leader and campaigner in the movement advocating Muslim women's rights in France who became famous with the publications of her autobiography book Dans l'enfer des tournantes, which describes the violence she endured in a Muslim immigrant suburb of Paris where she was gang-raped twice when she was a teenager by her boyfriend and a group of his friends, and then rejected by her family and friends, later putting the light on difficulties girls face in the heavily immigrant French cities.

 

 

Cause of Death: Stomach cancer

 

Born: November 24, 1972

 

Died: September 7, 2004

 

Location: Paris, France