Hamma Hammami

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Hamma Hammami
Hamma Hammami meeting Jemmal.jpg
Personal details
Born (1952-01-08) 8 January 1952 (age 62)
Nationality Tunisian
Spouse(s) Radhia Nasraoui
Children Nadia, Oussaïma and Sarah

Hamma Hammami (Arabic: حمّه الهمامي) (born 8 January 1952 in El Aroussa) 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.


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 is married to Radhia Nasraoui (born in 1953 in Tunis) who is a lawyer specializing in human rights, working in particular against the use of torture. They have three daughters together.


  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).