Noureddine Adnane, a Moroccan door to door salesman committed suicide by setting himself alight on 10 February 2011 in Via Enrico Basile, Palermo, after having been subjected to a series of checks by the traffic police. No charges were brought against the police officers and, since the investigation into instigating suicide closed, the case has become as well known for its dismissal (on the request of the Palermo Public Prosecution's Office) as it is for the prosecution of a member of the police department.
It's really difficult to not see, however, that Noureddine was actually killed more than once. Even after his death he remained a victim of the ignorance of those who believed it was possible to get rid of him by phoning the police; of the arrogance of those who performed the checks on Noureddine; and, of the code of silence of those who witnessed what happened yet did not come forward to speak out against it. Even if these facts would not stand up legally in a courtroom, they are nevertheless facts that the local community cannot continue to ignore.