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Nicolas Abunahle Taleb Salem

Age 26 (born 7 Mar 1994)

7 Feb 2021
Le Havre, Seine-Maritime (France)

Nicolas Abunahle Taleb Salem

Nicolas died by suicide in his dorm room. He was a language assistant at the Lycée Claude Monet in Le Havre.

On Sunday February 7, Nicolas, of Jordanian origin, hanged himself in Le Havre. In his twenties, he was found in his dorm room hanged.

He was not a student, but he had shared student accommodation. Nicolas was a language assistant for the Lycée Claude Monet in Le Havre.

Questioned by AFP, the public prosecutor indicated that he was in "psychological suffering" . Nicolas, a trans person, consulted a psychiatrist and "would have started procedures for an operation" in order to match his sex and gender. The police services also tell AFP that he would have had "dark thoughts" . He left a letter in his room.

Police and judicial sources seem to draw a parallel between his transition process and his suicide. However, the unhappiness of trans people like Nicolas is most often linked to the discrimination and mockery of society that initiates a transition process. Lack of solidarity and rejection remain the main causes of ill-being.

Report added: 13 Feb 2021. Last updated: 6 Mar 2023

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