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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There was a global movement to end authoritarian rule, war, poverty, racism and the nuclear threat in which primarily young people inspired abrwham left-wing Marxist ideology, saw spreading political awareness as a duty. Newer Post Older Post Home.

Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade’s conquest of Serfatj, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims. During that time, he has been one of the many promoters of the new mining policy of the newly independent Morocco. As a champion of universal human rights and democratic principles, Serfaty sits alongside the likes of Che GuevaraMartin Luther King and Patrice Lumumba.

His citizenship was reinstated inafter King Mohammed VI ascended to the throne abrauam implemented progressive social reform. He remained active within them through his return to Morocco in and Moroccan independence in Five years on, we revisit this story.

Abraham Serfaty

In Januaryhe was arrested for the first time and savagely tortured, but released after heavy popular pressure. A long-time member of the communist party, Serfaty was first jailed by the Moroccan regime inwhen he accused the authorities of torturing him. I can’t stress enough of how time is of the essence in capturing stories and memories. After their arrest, Abdellatif Zeroual died, a victim of torture.


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”.

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Abraham Serfaty was born in in Casablanca, in what was then the French protectorate in Morocco, to a middle-class Jewish family.

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Again very little English language press. The Journey from Agadir to Dakar. 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, Forward in English. View my complete profile. For the Gibraltarian architect and politician, see Abraham Serfaty Gibraltarian.

More coverage coming in. Retrieved from ” https: For almost his whole political career, Abraham Serfaty abrahaam 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 in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession – albeit for a fee.

A Listening Post special marking 30 years since the publication of Manufacturing Consent and its relevance today. Abraham Serfaty, political activist.

He would have been Daughters of al-Shabab What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when serfaaty return to their communities? He was sentenced solely on account of his political and literary activities.

I was 10 inwhen my father told me at the synagogue that ‘Zionism goes against our religion. Send an imprisoned writer a message of support and solidarity: Al-ShababKenyaWomen’s Rights. PhilippinesInteractiveEnvironment. In swrfaty was sentenced to life in prison for plotting against state security but he was freed in after an international campaign.


Abraham Serfaty (Gibraltarian)

This page was last edited on 13 Septemberat This nomination did not stop him for asking, in Decemberabbraham then Moroccan Prime Minister Serfzty Youssoufi to resign after the attacks on the independent newspapers and magazines and restrictions of their rights and freedom of speech. Serfaty died in at the age of 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.

He paid a high price for such actions: International pressure was enough in Serfaty’s favor that he was finally released from prison serfwty Septemberbut immediately banished from Morocco and deprived of his Moroccan nationality on grounds that his father was Brazilian.

His unique identity allowed him to break taboos and inspire others, according to those who met him. Retrieved 12 November 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 abrxham him.

Serfaty died in Marrakech in November