Hamma Hammami

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Hamma Hammami
حمّه الهمامي
Hamma Hammami meeting Jemmal.jpg
Personal details
Born (1952-01-08) 8 January 1952 (age 63)
Tunis, Tunisia
Nationality Tunisian
Political party Workers' Party
Spouse(s) Radhia Nasraoui
Children 3 (Nadia, Oussaïma and Sarah)

Hamma Hammami (Arabic: حمّه الهمامي‎; born 1952) is a Tunisian communist, leader of the Popular Front, spokesman of the Tunisian Workers' Party,[1] and former editor of the party news organ El-Badil.

Activities[edit]

Hammami was imprisoned and tortured for his political activism against the Zine El Abidine Ben Ali rule [2] and is noted for strong opposition to the government of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali.

On 12 January 2011, he was arrested at his home[3] for speaking to journalists about the Tunisian revolution. He was subsequently released on January 15 by the interim government of Fouad Mebazaa.

Personal life[edit]

Hamma Hammami was born on 8 January 1952 in El Aroussa, Tunisia. He is married to the human rights lawyer Radhia Nasraoui. Together they have three daughters, Nadia, Oussaïma and Sarah.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Pascale Harter, "Tunisia's lacklustre election," BBC (23 October 2004)
  2. ^ Hamma Hammami - Chronology of Repression, Netzwerk GewerkschafterInnen: Arbeitsgruppe für verfolgte GewerkschafterInnen, Amnesty International Austria (Updated 15 November 2002).
  3. ^ Authorities urged to release or charge Tunisian activists, Amnesty International (14 January 2011).