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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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Une marche des islamistes dispersée par les forces de sécurité
2012-09-14
L'ex-vice président du FIS dissous, Ali Belhadj, a été arrêté la veille alors qu'il tentait d'inciter des citoyens à manifester devant l'ambassade américaine à Alger. Les appels lancés à travers les réseaux sociaux n'ont pas trouvé échos chez les ...
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  1. La police empêche une marche à Bab El Oued contre un film anti-islam (Actualisé)

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Colère contre le film anti-islam Arrestations et marches empêchées par la police ...
2012-09-14
À Kouba, plusieurs personnes dont l'ex‑numéro deux du FIS dissous, Ali Belhadj, ont également tenté d'organiser une marche pacifique pour dénoncer le film anti‑islam L'Innocence des musulmans. Les forces de sécurité ont procédé à des arrestations et ...
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    Film anti-islam. Le monde arabo-musulman sous tension
    2012-09-14
    A Alger, la police a empêché une cinquantaine d'hommes dont l'ex-n°2 du Front islamique du salut (interdit) Ali Belhadj de manifester. Égypte. Quelques heurts se poursuivent devant l'ambassade américaine, berceau de la contestation, où les premières ...
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    1. Jour de colère dans le monde musulman
    2. Nouvelle série de manifestations anti-américaines
    3. EN DIRECT - Flambée de violence dans le monde musulman

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    Tunisian women protest to demand equality
    2012-08-15
    It took power following the mass uprising which led to the overthrow of Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali's regime in January 2011. The 1956 ... But the chairperson of the Democratic Women's Association, Ahlam Belhadj, condemned the clause. "Major retreats ...
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    1. Thousands rally in Tunisia for women's rights

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    Thousands rally in Tunisia for women's rights
    2012-08-14
    Banned under Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, who was toppled last year in mass protests that sparked the Arab Spring, Ennahda won the most seats in elections to a constituent assembly in October and formed a government in coalition with two secular parties ...
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    1. Tunisian women protest to demand equality
    2. Tunisians protest to demand legal protection of women's rights
    3. Women Protest Threats to Rights

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    Tunisie : Négociations entre Ali Laârayedh et les Femmes Démocrates
    2012-08-10
    ahlem-belhadj-100812 «Le ministère de l'Intérieur s'est dit prêt à assurer la sécurité des manifestants à l'Avenue Mohamed V, mais nous tenons à manifester à l'Avenue Habib Bourguiba, cela est devenu un symbole» déclare Mme Ahlem Belhadj, présidente ...
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    1. Tunisie, l'ATFD prône une égalité parfaite entre l'homme et la femme

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    L'«excuse» du réseau
    2012-07-25
    «Des perturbations indépendantes de la volonté des services techniques d'Algérie Télécom ont affecté durant la nuit du 20 au 21 juillet 2012, des liaisons Internet et téléphoniques au niveau des localités de Baba Ali et Ouled Belhadj (Alger)», a-t-elle ...
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    1. M. Mohamed Laid Mahloul se veut rassurant quant à la disponibilité de la ...
    2. Algérie Télécom

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    Nervous Libyans ready for first taste of democracy
    2012-07-05
    The Justice and Construction offshoot of Libya's Muslim Brotherhood is tipped to do well, as is al-Watan, the party of former CIA detainee and Islamist insurgent Abdel Hakim Belhadj. (Additional reporting by Mark John and Ali Shuaib; Writing by Mark ...
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    1. Libyans begin to embrace the political process
    2. Libya Gears Up for Elections
    3. Election observers give thumbs up to Libyan vote

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    Libya Elections: Country Braces For First Election Post-Gaddafi
    2012-07-05
    "You will be asked about how we view women in the party and what our relationship with Abdul Hakim Belhadj is," says Ismail al-Greitly, a campaign coordinator for al-Watan, referring to a one-time Islamic militant who has swapped his trademark military ...
    (Huffington Post)
    1. Nervous Libyans ready for first taste of democracy
    2. Libya's first post-Gaddafi vote to test Islamists

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    Algérie - L'islamiste Ali Belhadj veut revenir en force en politique
    2012-05-29
    L'ex numéro deux du Front Islamique du Salut algérien (FIS), Ali Belhadj, 56 ans, est de retour. Le FLN avait remporté 221 sièges sur un total de 462. Un chiffre ramené à 208 après l'invalidation par le Conseil Constitutionnel algérien de certains ...
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      Libyan Islamist quits militia to enter politics
      2012-05-15
      By Ali Shuaib. Comment on this story. Copy of Iol news pic libya flag [1]. REUTERS. Tripoli - Abdel Hakim Belhadj, one of Libya's most powerful militia leaders, ...
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      1. Libya's Belhadj quits military post for politics

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      Libyan Islamist quits militia to enter politics:aide
      2012-05-14
      * Islamist Abdel Hakim Belhadj to set up political party * Is stepping down as head of Tripoli Military Council * Former prisoner is now influential Islamist (Edits, adds background) By Ali Shuaib TRIPOLI, May 14 (Reuters) - Abdel Hakim Belhadj, ...
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      1. Libya Islamist quits post to enter politics-aide

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      Guéant veut interdire une vidéo à la gloire de Merah
      2012-04-26
      À l'image, le maître de cérémonie n'est autre que le Tunisien Ali Belhadj, cofondateur, avec Abassi Madani, du Front islamique du salut (FIS), ce parti islamiste radical interdit en Algérie dans les années 1990. Belhadj avait été longtemps emprisonné, ...
      (Le Figaro)
      1. Guéant demande à Youtube le retrait d'une vidéo d'hommage à Merah

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      Laskri et Bouchachi dans le fief du parti
      2012-04-21
      ... tête de listes à Bouira, Abbès à Bordj Bou- Arréridj, Derguini de Béjaïa, Hayane d'Oran, Belhadj qui conduit la liste de Ghardaïa. Dans sa prise de parole, Ali Laskri a tenu à apporter des réponses à plusieurs questions d'actualité.
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      1. «Les boycotteurs veulent diviser l'Algérie»

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      La faillite du FIS
      2012-03-14
      Les Algériens sont appelés clairement et franchement à boycotter les élections du 10 mai » a écrit Abassi Madani dans un communiqué, co-signé par son adjoint, Ali Belhadj, d'où on ignore comment il a pu signer ce communiqué vu que des kilomètres les ...
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      1. Le “vert” est dans le fruit !

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      Militias may drag Libya into civil war-NTC chief
      2012-01-04
      One is led by Abdel Hakim Belhadj, an Islamist who spent time in Taliban camps in Afghanistan and now runs his militia from a suite of rooms in a luxury Tripoli hotel. The other is headed by Abdullah Naker, a former electronics engineer who is openly ...
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      1. Rival militias battle it out on the streets of Tripoli