Hocine Aït Ahmed

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Ahmed in 1958

Hocine Aït Ahmed (Arabic: حسين آيت أحمد‎; (August 20, 1926 – December 23, 2015) was an Algerian politician.[1] He was founder and leader of the historical political opposition, Socialist Forces Front, in Algeria until 2009. He was born in Ain El Hammam, Algeria. 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.

Aït Ahmed died at age 89 in Lausanne, Switzerland on December 23, 2015.[2]

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  1. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-06-14. Retrieved 2015-12-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. "Longtime Algerian opposition figure Ait-Ahmed dies: party", Agence France-Presse, 23 December 2015.

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