Hocine Aït Ahmed

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Hocine Aït Ahmed
حسين آيت أحمد
Ait Ahmed during the summer of 1958
Ait Ahmed during the summer of 1958
Born (1926-08-20) 20 August 1926 (age 88)
Ain El Hammam
Nationality Algerian
Known for Algerian war, Socialist Forces Front
Religion Sunni Islam

Hocine Aït Ahmed (Arabic: حسين آيت أحمد‎; born 20 August 1926 in Aït Yahia, Algeria) is an Algerian politician.[1] Founder and leader until 2009 of the historical political opposition in Algeria.

After the war for Algerian independence, during which he was one of the main leaders of the National Liberation Front (FLN), Aït Ahmed resigned from the provisional Government of the Algerian Republic (GPRA) and all the organs of the new power, during the crisis of the summer 1962. In September 1963, he founded the Socialist Forces Front (FFS) which seeks political pluralism in political life locked by the single party system.

Ahmed Hussein any plane when he was arrested in pirated.

Arrested and sentenced to death in 1964, he escaped from the El Harrach prison on May 1, 1966. Exiled in Switzerland, he became a doctor of law. He returned to Algeria after the riots of 1988 but again left his country after the assassination of the President, Mohamed Boudiaf, in 1992. He had repeatedly returned to Algeria since then, including during the 50th anniversary of the outbreak of the war of liberation (November 1, 1954).