Mohamed Mediouri

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Mohamed Mediouri
محمد مديوري
President of Kawkab Marrakesh F.C
In office
1984 – December 2002
President of the Moroccan Athletics Federation
In office
1993 – July 2001
Succeeded by Abdeslam Ahizoune
Chief of the Royal Security
In office
1976 – 22 May 2000[1]
Preceded by Raymond Sassia
Succeeded by Aziz Jaidi
Personal details
Born (1935-04-08) 8 April 1935 (age 79)
Marrakesh, Morocco
Spouse(s) Lalla Latifa
Children Fatima Zahra Mediouri
Monsif Mediouri[2]

Mohamed Mediouri (Arabic: محمد المديوري‎; born 8 April 1938 in Marrakesh)[2] was the chief of the personal security of Hassan II and his senior bodyguard.[3]

Outside of his official security position inside the palace, he was the president of Kawakab Marrakesh football club and the Moroccan Athletics federation.[2]

After the death of Hassan II he married his widow Lalla Latifa and settled in France.[4][5] He was discharged of all of his official positions.

Mediouri was also involved in business, he was the exclusive distributor of Motorola Talkie Walkies in Morocco.[4] His son reportedly still runs this business.[4]

Early life[edit]

Mohammed Mediouri started his career as policeman in the CMI (compagnie marocaine d'intervention),[4] the riot control division of the Moroccan police. After the coups attempts of the early 1970s Hassan II realised that his security was insufficient and tasked Raymond Sassia (former bodyguard of Charles de Gaulle) with the formation of a new security for the monarch.[3] Sassia recruited and trained Mediouri among others, but he became close to the king and he eventually replaced Sassia in the late 1970s as chief of security in the royal palace.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basri limogé, qui l'aurait cru!". L'Economiste. 28 July 2008. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c Taieb CHADI (28 March 1998). "Portrait du président de la FRMA, Abnégation Popularité incontestée". Maroc hebdo. Retrieved 7 February 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c Ignace Dalle. Hassan II entre tradition et absolutisme. Fayard. ISBN 978-2-213-66458-3. 
  4. ^ a b c d Mahjoub Tobji (2006-09-13). Les officiers de Sa Majesté:Les dérives des généraux marocains 1956-2006. Fayard. ISBN 978-2-213-64072-3. 
  5. ^ Ali Amar (2009-04-29). Mohammed VI, le grand malentendu. Calman-Levy. ISBN 978-2-702-14857-0. 

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