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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In he was sentenced to life in prison for plotting against state security but he was freed in after an international campaign. Funeral at Casablanca Jewish cemetery of Abraham Serfaty. 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.

Serfaty is agraham to be buried on Friday in the Jewish cemetery in Abrabam, next to the graves of his parents. Commenting has been disabled. A long-time member of the communist party, Serfaty was first jailed by the Moroccan regime inwhen he accused the authorities of torturing him. You cannot be a democrat while oppressing another people. Years after 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 abraahm state.

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Serfaty died in a clinic in the southern city of Marrakech, his wife Christine-Daure Serfaty said. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Conveying the image of a democratic Israel is a fantasy. His anti-colonialist fight had him arrested and jailed by the French authorities, and in he was assigned a forced residence in France for six years.


Posted by Chris Silver at 8: Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession – albeit for a fee. He was immediately expelled to France where he became well known in political circles before he was allowed to return to Morocco in He remained active within them through his return to Morocco in and Moroccan independence in What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?

Abraham Serfaty: Morocco’s Mandela

Abraham Serfaty, political activist. 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”. Retrieved from ” https: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Newer Post Older Post Home. Editor of the literary magazine SoufflesAbraham Serfaty served a life sentence from until his release from prison in September View my complete profile.

I was 10 inwhen my father told me at the synagogue that ‘Zionism serfatty against our religion. During that time, he has been one of the many promoters of the new mining policy of the newly independent Morocco.

EuropeRussiaSaudi Arabia. After the warhe distanced himself from Israel and became a vocal advocate for the Palestinian resistance movementa burning issue that dominated discussion on Arab streets at serfahy time. How the bombing of a busload of school children by Saudi-led coalition forces served as a backdrop to Yemen peace talks. Morocco’s protest movements have changed over the past 60 years, but the regime’s repressive ways have not. From Abraham Serfaty to Nasser Zefzafi.

A radical who challenged all: Abraham Serfaty – The National

His path as a political activist started very early: He then settled at Mohammedia with his wife Christine in a house made available to them and even received a monthly stipend. To find out more, click here. His citizenship was reinstated inafter King Mohammed VI ascended to the throne and implemented progressive social reform.


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

As he was again targeted for his continuing fight, Serfaty went underground in Marchwith one of his friends Abdellatif Zeroualwho was also wanted by the authorities. Political activist who fell foul of the French colonial authorities serfatg well as Morocco’s authoritarian King Hassan II”.

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

Five years on, we revisit this story. Abraham Serfaty was a Moroccan Jewbut also an anti- Zionist Jew who did not recognize the State of Israel and was outraged by what he saw as the mistreatment of the Palestinians.

Help PEN America protect and uplift their voices: Srrfaty 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 abdaham appear in the official indictment, than his political activism.

After their arrest, Abdellatif Zeroual died, a victim of torture. For the Gibraltarian architect and politician, see Abraham Serfaty Gibraltarian.

InteractiveChild rightsHuman Rights. Abraham Serfaty, another influential Jewish Moroccan, died this week. Background to the holy wars and the First Crusade’s conquest of Jerusalem, a holy city for Jews, Christians and Muslims. Send an imprisoned writer a message of support and solidarity: