He Is Coming Homeâ¦in a Box
Correspondence from ParisFlorin Ilie Mois was 21 years old. He has been working in France for five years. He knew his way around and was selling cars and working on the construction sites. He was shot on Monday night. He lived in Charenthon, a calm suburb of Paris. On Saturday, he wanted to go together with his friends to a discotheque, Les Marines, in Auberville, were the Pakistanis owner was playing "manele" (a Romanian genre of music) every Staurday night. There were all kinds of people in the discotheque, most of them were Romanians, but there were also some other immigrants from the Balkans. They stayed there until 4 oâclock in the morning, when a scandal started. The discothequeâs bodyguards got the hoodlums outside. BULLETS. When they left the "Manele-Party", Florin and his friends saw that the scandal continued outside the discotheque. Without saying anything, two white guys from the turbulent group came to the boys from Maramures (Romania) and started beating them. One of the attackers pulled out a gun and shot the pavement. Florin and his friends ran. Florin Pop was the first. One of the boys was shot in the leg. Florin Mois got shot in the back, but managed a few more hundred yards with his friend Alexandru Dumuta. He hid behind a car. He started to feel the pain. In the meantime, the attackers smashed Florin Popâs head with the gun. Then, they realized they had made a mistake, that the boys from Maramures were not the same boys that they had had a fight with earlier that night. They ran away.
ONCE UPON A TIMEâ¦ Family album, now. Florin together with some friends in the summer.
THE NEWS. On the hospital bed, after the announce of the death. Florin died on his feet, his parents say.
Florin Mois will come back home, where he will be buried in his native village, Certeze. "The neighbors and the family have confirmed that Ilie Florin Mois will be brought home to be buried. His relatives, who are in Paris right now, are facing some difficulties with the necessary documents", said the Police chief in Certeze, Ioan Cionca, for Rompress. He added that the locals have been worried and very concerned, because approximately 1,500 people from the village left to work in France. The Romanian Minister of External Affairs says that the Romanian Embassy in Paris will support as much as they can the repatriation of the body.
Transalted by SORIN BALAN