Tazmamart and Ahmed Marzouki – Surviving A Concentration Camp
I have never heard of a desert concentration camp called Tazmamart, have you? I’m pretty confident that most of you haven’t either. Once located in South Eastern Morocco under the reign of King Hassan II of Morocco, this prison, or most possibly a tomb, was authorized to incarcerate his political enemies. Whoever was imprisoned has no idea when they would be released, it was a big question mark. Surprisingly this concentration camp wasn’t put an end to until 1991 by human rights activists.
One such survivors struggles within the prison is described by Mr. Ahmed Marzouki, a survivor himself who endured endless pain till he was luckily one of the only survivors. His book is a bestseller in Morocco and France, called, Cellule 10 (written in French and translated into Arabic).