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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After several months of hiding, Abraham Serfaty and Abdellatif Zeroual were arrested again in In abeaham, Serfaty 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, Forward in English.

A radical who challenged all: Abraham Serfaty

The Journey from Agadir to Dakar. As a champion of universal human rights and democratic principles, Serfaty sits alongside the likes of Che GuevaraMartin Luther King and Patrice Lumumba.

I was 10 in when my father told me at the synagogue that ‘Zionism goes against our religion’. Described by his closest supporters as “the Moroccan Mandela”, Serfaty endured 17 years of imprisonment, torture and 13 years of exile for his political views, including his opposition to Morocco’s position on Western Sahara.

As he was again targeted for his continuing fight, Serfaty abraaham underground in Marchwith one of his friends Abdellatif Zeroualwho was also wanted by the authorities.

Amazing photos of the funeral here. Again very little English language press. Together with Abdellatif Laabi, Serfaty developed an artistic journal called “Souffles”, meaning “Breaths”. This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat Commenting has been disabled.

During that time, he has been one of the many serfay of the new mining policy of the newly independent Morocco. Serfaty died in a clinic in the southern city of Marrakech, his wife Christine-Daure Serfaty said.



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Retrieved 23 December This nomination did not stop him for asking, in Decemberthe then Moroccan Prime Minister Abderrahmane Youssoufi to resign after the attacks on the independent newspapers and magazines and restrictions of their rights and freedom of speech.

In the s, while studying engineering in France, he joined several communist parties. Please serrfaty cbsilver at gmail. Al-ShababKenyaWomen’s Rights. Part of the minority Jewish population in Moroccohe never embraced Zionism. EuropeRussiaSaudi 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.

Abraham Serfaty, another influential Jewish Moroccan, died this week. He found a haven in France, with his wife, Christine Daure-Serfaty. There was a global movement to end authoritarian sefaty, war, poverty, racism and the nuclear threat in which primarily young people inspired by left-wing Marxist ideology, saw spreading political awareness as a duty. When he returned to Morocco inhe joined the Moroccan Communist Party.

Daughters of al-Shabab What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities? From Abraham Serfaty to Nasser Zefzafi. He would have been After the warhe distanced himself from Israel and became a vocal advocate for the Palestinian resistance movementa burning issue that dominated discussion on Arab abeaham at the time.

Years abraaham Abraham Serfaty’s death inthe Arab Middle East is still grappling with many of the major issues that preoccupied him – searching for forms of government acceptable to people and politicians, free from outside influence, without media restrictions or powerful instruments of state.

Abraham Serfaty: Morocco’s Mandela

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. Morocco’s protest movements have changed over the past 60 years, but the regime’s repressive ways have not.


He then served seventeen years at the Kenitra prison, where, thanks to Danielle Mitterrand ‘s help, he was able to marry his biggest supporter, Christine Daure. Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade’s conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims.

Serfaty once famously told the media: He remained a member untilwhen he grew disillusioned with communist party bureaucracy, and formed the Marxist-Leninist organization known as Ila al-Amam.

Send an imprisoned writer a message of support and solidarity: MediaEuropeJournalism. Funeral at Casablanca Jewish cemetery of Abraham Serfaty. Abraham Serfaty was born in in Casablanca, in what was then the French protectorate in Morocco, to a middle-class Jewish family.

He was immediately expelled to France where he became well known in political circles before he was allowed to return to Morocco in Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn’t killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Nigeria’s fear of ‘witchcraft’ ruins young lives Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession – albeit for a fee. Eight years after his exile and two months after the death of King Hassan IIhe was finally allowed by the new king to return to Morocco in Septemberand had his Moroccan passport restored to him.

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