Irish Penal Reform Trust

Tragic Death of Ahmed Othmani, Chairperson of Penal Reform International

8th December 2004

Penal Reform International announces with enormous sadness the sudden death of our Chairperson, Ahmed Othmani.

Ahmed was killed in a car accident in Rabat, Morocco, on 8 December where he was promoting human rights. He died on duty.

Ahmed was a great human rights activist, a wonderful human being and an incomparable friend. We shall miss his passion for the cause, undimmed energy and deep commitment to making the world a better place. We are all poorer for his loss.

Our thoughts are with his wife Simone and son Yacine at this time.

Condolence messages can be sent to yprigent@penalreform.org

Vivien Stern
Secretary General
Penal Reform International

Respect for rights in the penal system with prison as a last resort.

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