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Ceremony of silence in memory of Abdelhak Benhamouda

ALGIERS - A ceremony of silence in memory of Abdelhak Benhamouda, former Secretary General of the General Union of Algerian Workers (UGTA) was held Monday at the home of people in Algiers on the occasion the 16th anniversary of his assassination by a terrorist group.

Ministers of Labour, Employment and Social Security Tayeb Louh, Town Planning, Environment and the City Amara Benyounes, and Secretary General of the UGTA Abdelmajid Sidi Said and many friends of the late Benhamouda were present at the ceremony.

On this occasion, the National Secretary of Administration and Finance, Salah Djenouhat mentioned the qualities of late Abdelhak Benhamouda, describing him as honest unionist and fervent defender of workers.

He added that the deceased had devoted his life to the defense of workers’ concerns and the promotion of freedom and democracy in Algeria.

Abdelhak Benhamouda was murdered by a terrorist group on January 28, 1997 in May 1 Square, after leaving his office in the people’s house, having previously escaped an assassination attempt in Garidi district (Algiers).