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Ali Belhadj

Ali Belhadj was the Vice-President of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS).
Born in 1956 in Tunis to parents of Mauritanian origin from the wilaya of Adrar in Algeria, Belhadj became a teacher of Arabic and an Islamist activist in the 1970s. He was imprisoned from 1983 to 1987. In 1989, after the Algerian Constitution was changed to allow multiparty democracy, he helped found the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), an Islamic party which won the only ever free elections in Algeria since its independence. During this period, he was a preacher at the famous Al-Sunna mosque in Bab el-Oued, a popular district in Algiers.
In 1991, soon after FIS had finished a strike and massive demonstrations in Algiers, he, along with FIS president Abassi Madani, was arrested and jailed on charges of threatening state security. In late 1991, FIS won the first round of parliamentary elections, which were then called off by the military, who banned FIS; Belhadj remained in jail throughout most of the Algerian Civil War that followed, and was released only after serving a 12-year sentence in 2003 under the condition of abstaining from all political activity.
He did not remain free for long; in July 2005, he was arrested for making a statement on Al-Jazeera which praised ... » Read more on Wikipedia.org

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Le FIS veut revenir !
2011-12-26
Le Front Islamique du Salut ( FIS), dissout en 1992, a publié sur le nouveau site internet du FIS ,un communiqué, signé conjointement, par son ancien président Abassi Madani, installé à Doha au Qatar, et par son ancien numéro deux, Ali Belhadj, ...
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  1. Algérie : Le FIS veut revenir !
  2. Algérie : FIS, Abassi Madani, Ali Belhadj : leur retour, dans quelles ...

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Le FIS pour un Etat islamique en Algérie
2011-12-14
Dans une interview accordée au quotidien Tsa-algérie, le numéro 2 du Front Islamique du Salut, Ali Belhadj, s'oppose fermement à la nouvelle loi sur les partis. "L'article 4 exclut le retour du FIS, dirigeants et militants, qu'on dit impliqués dans la ...
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  1. Entretien avec Ali Belhadj, numéro 2 de l'ex-FIS

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Libyan Islamist commander endorses new government
2011-11-28
Tripoli Military Council leader Abdel Hakim Belhadj speaks during an interview with Reuters in Tripoli, November 28, 2011. By Christian Lowe and Ali Shuaib TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The Islamist who commands one of Libya's most powerful militias, ...
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  1. Libyan Islamist commander endorses new government

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Libyan Islamist leader detained as tensions grow between rival factions
2011-11-25
However, Islamist fighting units won substantial backing from Qatar during the uprising this year, while the country's best-known cleric, Ali Sallabi, is a close colleague of Mr Belhadj. As Tripoli fell, Mr Belhadj appeared on Al-Jazeera in front of ...
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  1. Abdelhakim Belhadj (Abu Abdullah Sadek)

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Al Sadd Tops Jeonbuk in Shootout at Asian Champions League Final
2011-11-05
Nadir Belhadj made the winning kick after the teams were tied 2-2 following extra time at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in South Korea. Al Sadd is the first club from Qatar to win the title and earns a place in the FIFA World Club Championship. ...
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  1. History for Qatar as Al Sadd win Asian title in dramatic shootout
  2. Al Sadd crowned champions of Asia
  3. Al Sadd snatch Asian title on penalties

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From Bourguiba to Ghannouchi
2011-10-29
Weren't members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group set free following talks between the Gaddafi International Charity and Development Foundation [GICDF] and symbols of the Islamist movement like Abdulhakim Belhadj and Ali al-Salabi? ...
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  1. Islamists gain ground in Tunisia
  2. The Rise of Political Islam

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Gaddafi's Death Starts a Perilous Race for Power in Libya
2011-10-20
Ali al-Sallabi, a prominent Islamist cleric and ally of Tripoli Military Council leader Abdel Hakim Belhadj, has openly condemned Jibril and demanded his resignation. Jibril's comment about lacking an ideology is telling: As as has been the case in ...
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