Rabat, Morocco (TMT)- Morocco’s newly appointed ambassador to the UK, Abdesslame Aboudrar, has spent five years in jail as a political prisoner.
At the age of 24, Aboudrar received an engineering degree from the prestigious French engineering school École des Ponts ParisTech, before deciding to return back to Morocco.
After returning to the homeland, Aboudrar joined the “23 Mars movement,” a reference to the 23 March 1965 students’ uprising, deemed back-then a radical, Maoist student fraction opposing the Moroccan monarchy.
He was arrested in November 1974 for his links with the aforementioned movement, including having being tortured during his jail time, before finally getting released in November 1979.
It is worth reminding that Unified Socialist Party, headed by Nabila Mounib, sprung up from the 23 March movement.
The Moroccan Times.