BirthdayJune 5, 1938
BirthplaceMeknes, Morocco

Celebrity biographies

  1. About Mohamed Basri

    Full name: Mohamed Basri
    Also known as: Mohamed Basri, Basri, Mohamed
    Professions: Moroccan activist
    Occupation: Political Activist

  2. Mohamed Basri Known for

    The Message (1977), David (1997), L'aƩropostale, courrier du ciel (1980), Marie de Nazareth (1995)

  3. Mohamed Basri Death information

    Died: Tuesday, 14th of October, 2003 (Age: 65)

  4. Mohamed Basri Biography

    Mohamed Basri widely known as Fqih Basri (born 1927 in Demnate, Morocco) was a lifelong political activist and Moroccan regime opponent; he died October 14, 2003 in Chefchaouen, Morocco.He was buried the 15 October 2003 in Casablanca, Morocco).Mohamed Basri was nicknamed 'Fqih Basri', since he had begun his studies at a Quranic school before entering, in 1944, Marrakech's Ben Youcef University, where he first joined the armed struggle against the French colonizers of Morocco.In 1954, he was arrested by the authorities of the French Protectorate and imprisoned at Kenitra; the next year, he succeeded in escaping from the prison along with 37 other insurgents.After independence, while commanding the National Liberation Army of the South, he helped found the UNFP, a socialist party that split from the Istiqlal party in 1959, and headed its daily newspaper, Al-Tahrir.He was arrested and tortured for supposedly taking part in the so-called 'July 1960 Plot' against the monarchy, and again in 1963.In 1966, he chose voluntary exile, not returning to Morocco until June, 1995. After his exile he was repeatedly implicated by the regime in various real and imagined plots against the monarchy, and repeatedly sentenced to death in absentia.Victim of a heart attack, Basri died soon after a Paris surgical operation.

  5. Mohamed Basri Family

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