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Djamila Bouhired

Birth:1937

Death:

The Algerian nationalist whose role in 1957 in the battle of Algiers gained international recognition. Jamila was arrested for planting bombs by the French authorities in 1957, and was savagely tortured and sentenced to death. The French leftists organised rallied on her behalf and she became the heroine of the revolution in the Arab world. French president Coty was forced to commute her sentence to life imprisonment.

Compiled by:M. Nauman Khan / Ghulam Mohiuddin

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