Confirmed death

Bilong Yves Martin

Roth, as he was nicknamed in his hometown, focused on playing soccer after high school. He actually wanted to leave to be a footballer. Upon arriving in Morocco, he said that he would live there with small jobs and continue to play soccer. On February 6, 2014, his friends called the family stating that “he had been shot”. To his parents’ surprise, they were able to recognize his dead son on television shortly after. Bilong was a victim of the Tarajal tragedy. Even if his body is far away, they made a symbolic grave for him in his hometown to honor his memory.

You can learn more about his story in our documentary “Tarajal: Transformar el dolor en Justicia”

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Thursday 6 February, 2014