Hamma Hammami

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Hamma Hammami
حمّه الهمامي
Hamma Hammami, Nawaat capture 25 novembre 2014.jpg
Personal details
Born (1952-01-08) 8 January 1952 (age 67)
Tunis, Tunisia
Political partyWorkers' Party
Spouse(s)Radhia Nasraoui
Children3 (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.


Hammami was imprisoned and tortured for his political activism against the rule of President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali [2] and was noted for strong opposition to the government of 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 15 January 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.


  • Against obscurantism, Tunis, 1985
  • The perestroïka : An against-revolution, Tunis, 1988
  • History of the labor movement in Tunisia, Tunis, 1988
  • Tunisian society: social and economic study, Tunis, 1989
  • About secularism, Tunis, 1990
  • Tunisian women: present and future, Tunis, 1992
  • The path of dignity, Paris, 2002
  • Who judges whom?, Tunis, 2013
  • Liberty or Tyranny?, Tunis, 2013
  • Women and socialism today, Tunis, 2015

See also[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).