Editor of the literary magazine Souffles, Abraham Serfaty served a life sentence from until his release from prison in September He was sentenced. Today marks the eighth anniversary of the death of Abraham Serfaty, a prominent Jewish Moroccan political activist. Serfaty was an avowed. Abraham Serfaty is a internationally prominent Moroccan political activist who spent many years in prison and became a symbol of the popular resistance.
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He then settled at Mohammedia with his wife Christine in a house made available to them and even received a monthly stipend. In he was sentenced to life in prison for plotting against state security but he was freed in after an international campaign.
This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat He found a haven in France, with his wife, Christine Daure-Serfaty.
A radical who challenged all: Abraham Serfaty
Serfaty died in a clinic in the southern city of Marrakech, his wife Christine-Daure Serfaty said. Serfaty is due to be buried on Friday in the Jewish cemetery in Casablanca, next to the graves of his parents.
More coverage coming in. Serfaty died in Marrakech in November After several months of hiding, Abraham Serfaty and Abdellatif Zeroual were arrested again in From tohe was the director of the Research-Development of the Cherifian Office of Phosphatesbut revoked of his duties because of his solidarity with miners at one strike.
He was officially charged with “plotting against the State’s security”, but the heavy sentence seemed to have been more a result for his attitude against the annexing of the Western Saharaeven if this motif did not appear in the official indictment, than his political activism. Five years on, we revisit this story.
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To find out more, click here. Printed in Arabic and French, it was a creative space for political expression that its authors felt had been silenced for so long by politicians and the monarchy. InSerfaty left the Communist Party, which he considered to be too doctrinarian and became deeply involved in the establishment of a Marxist-Leninist left-wing organization called ” Ila al-Amam ” En Avant in French, Qbraham in English.
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From toSerfaty taught at the University of Paris-VIII, in the department of political sciences, on the theme of “identities and democracy in the Arab world”. Of course serfwty this generation of Moroccan Jews moves on, we lose more and more information about how the Jewish communities of Morocco once were.
For almost his whole political career, Abraham Serfaty was a thorn on the side of authorities in Rabat, both during the days of French rule and later, under the reign of King Hassan II. Nigeria’s fear of ‘witchcraft’ ruins young lives Many Pentecostal churches serfatt the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession – albeit for a fee.
As a champion of universal human rights and democratic principles, Serfaty sits alongside the likes of Che GuevaraMartin Luther King and Patrice Lumumba. Europe serfay, RussiaSaudi Arabia. Mostafa Bouazzaoui For almost his whole political career, Abraham Serfaty was a thorn on the side of authorities in Rabat, both during the days of French rule and later, under the reign of King Hassan II.
His citizenship was reinstated inafter King Mohammed VI ascended to the throne abrahamm implemented progressive social reform. In the s, while studying engineering in France, he joined several communist parties.
Daughters of al-Shabab What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities? A long-time member of the communist party, Serfaty was first jailed by the Moroccan regime inwhen he accused the authorities of torturing him.
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