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Abdelkader Hachani

Abdelkader Hachani (About this sound pronunction  ahb-dehl-KAH-dehr HAH-shah-nee[needs IPA] Arabic: عبد القادر حشاني‎) (1956–1999) was a leading figure and founding member of the Islamic Salvation Front (or FIS), an Algerian Islamist party.

Career[edit]

Following the arrests of Abassi Madani and Ali Belhadj on June 30, 1991, he became the party's effective leader (after four days of contested leadership by Mohamed Said.) He led the party to victory in the National Assembly elections of December 1991; shortly afterwards, he was arrested on January 22, 1992.

As the Algerian Civil War raged, he was released in July 1997. The court handed him a sentence of five years, which he had already served waiting for the trial. He played a prominent role in negotiating the Islamic Salvation Army's (GIA) cease-fire of October 1997, but condemned President Abdelaziz Bouteflika's Civil Harmony Act.

Hachani was shot by an assassin in the waiting room of a dental clinic in the Bab El Oued district of Algiers on November 22, 1999, and subsequently died in hospital.[1][2] In December, the government announced that it had arrested Fouad Boulemia, a GIA member, for the murder; Boulemia was convicted in a controversial trial, sentenced to death, and then released.

Hachani was trained as a petrochemical engineer. Within FIS, he was considered a member of the Djaz'ara (Algerianist) wing. He left four children behind.

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L'Orient-Le Jour

L'Orient-Le Jour
Fri, 12 Jun 2015 15:29:33 -0700

Abdelkader Hachani accède alors à la direction du Fis et accepte de participer aux élections législatives anticipées de décembre 1991 avec la promesse du Premier ministre Ghozali d'un processus électoral « propre et honnête ». C'est le raz-de-marée Fis ...

OUPblog (blog)

OUPblog (blog)
Sun, 21 Sep 2014 03:41:15 -0700

After the Islamic Salvation Front dominated the first round of the 1991 Algerian elections, and with the military preparing to intervene, the Algerian Islamist Abdelkader Hachani warned a crowd of supporters: “Victory is more dangerous than defeat.” In ...

The Nation

The Nation
Fri, 05 Jul 2013 19:02:24 -0700

But the Algerian Army intervened, annulling the results and rounding up thousands of Islamists, many of whom ended up in desert prison camps. Days before the crackdown began, one of the Salvation Front's leaders, Abdelkader Hachani, warned a crowd of ...
 
New York Times
Mon, 25 Jun 2012 18:43:28 -0700

Be careful what you wish for (or as the Algerian Islamist Abdelkader Hachani once said: “victory is more dangerous than defeat”). Morsi now faces a seemingly untenable situation, contending with an impatient public, a power-hungry military and an old ...
 
International Business Times
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 06:08:57 -0800

Keenan said that in 1999, when DRS arrested a man named Fouad Boulemia for the murder of Abdelkader Hachani, the leader of the Islamic Salvation Front (FIS), after enduring torture by DRS agents, Mediene confronted the defendant and proposed a ...
 
OUPblog (blog)
Wed, 11 Jan 2012 00:26:15 -0800

With the second round elections planned for 16 January 1992, the FIS leadership leader, Abdelkader Hachani, was ecstatic. With only 199 seats to be decided in the second round, few doubted that the FIS was poised for power, especially since President ...
 
ABOUT US EDITOR'S NOTE About Us The Cairo Review of
Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:30:00 -0700

It was in this context that FIS leader Abdelkader Hachani addressed a crowd of supporters. “Victory is more dangerous than defeat,” he warned, urging them to exercise restraint and avoid giving the army a pretext for intervention. Nonetheless, a few ...
 
AgoraVox Italia
Tue, 23 Sep 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Fouad Boulemia, un esponente di spicco del GIA, venne condannato a morte l'1 agosto del 2004 (per la seconda volta, dato che era stato anche riconosciuto colpevole di aver ucciso il leader del FIS, Abdelkader Hachani). Per l'aver preso parte al ...
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