Morocco's Secret Prisons

Jeremy Harding and Thomas Jones

Jeremy Harding talks to Tom about the long and repressive reign of King Hassan II of Morocco, as described in a new book by Aziz BineBine, who suffered 18 years of brutal detention in Tazmamart, a secret prison. They discuss Hassan’s accession to the throne in 1961, his efforts to suppress Morocco’s radical anti-colonialist elements, the occupation of Western Sahara, and the survival of his dynasty beyond the Cold War era.

Read Jeremy's piece here.

Image shows King Hassan II of Morocco early in his reign (Keystone Pictures USA/zumapress).

Produced by Anthony Wilks / Title music by Kieran Brunt.

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