Farhat Hached

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Farhat Hached
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Mausoleum in Tunis

Farhat Hached (born February 2, 1914 in Abbasia ( Kerkenah ), † December 5, 1952 in Radès ) was a Tunisian trade unionist.


In 1946, Hached was co-founder and first general secretary of the Tunisian trade union confederation Union Générale Tunisienne du Travail , which he headed until his death. He was a close associate of Habib Bourguiba , who later became President of Tunisia. Hached died in 1952 in an assassination attempt by the Main Rouge , a terrorist organization operated by the Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure in the 1950s. When his death became known, there was a revolt in Casablanca . As a result, nationalists were imprisoned for two years without trial.

In 1955, his body, which was initially buried in Kerkenah, was reburied in a mausoleum in Tunis. It was replaced by a new building in 2002.

Hached left four children; his eldest son Noureddine Hached (* 1944) is a politician, Vice President of the Arab League and Ambassador of Tunisia. He called on the Tunisian government to reopen the case of his father's murder in 2009 after Al Jazeera aired a documentary that linked Habib Bourguiba to the murder. In the film, a former La Main Rouge member who said he was involved in the attack justified the killing as legitimate.


In 2002 the International Confederation of Free Trade Unions honored Hached with a ceremony in Brussels, commemorating him as a Tunisian, African and international trade unionist.

In almost every Tunisian city, one of the largest streets is named after Hached. The university hospital in Sousse is also named after him.


  • Ahmed Khaled: Farhat Hached, Vol. 1: Héros de la lutte sociale et nationale. Martyr de la liberté. Édition Zakharef, Tunis 2007, ISBN 978-9973-885-11-1 .

Web links

Commons : Farhat Hached  - collection of images, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. Jacques Morel: "Calendrier des crimes de la France outre-mer, December 5, 1952: Assassinat de Farhat Hached (Tunisie)", p. 89 (PDF file; 846 kB) (French)
  2. La conférence de Tanger, un rêve maghrébin In: Jeune Afrique of April 23, 2007 (French)
  3. Morocco: The French Zone In Encyclopædia Britannica online
  4. Promouvoir nos relations de coopération et protéger les intérêts de la communauté tunisienne à l'étranger In: La Presse online (French)
  5. Giovanni Cubeddu: “We are ready to take a definitive step” ( Memento of the original from December 22, 2005 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link has been inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot / www.30giorni.it
  6. Tunisia urged to reopen Hached case In: Al Jazeera online from December 27, 2009 (English)
  7. Cérémonie à la mémoire de Farhat Hached (French)
  8. University Hospital on Sousse.de
  9. Website of the CHU Farhat Hached Sousse (Arabic, French, English)