The remains of journalist and mujahida Zineb El Mili, who died last Saturday at the age of 87 in France after a long illness, arrived today, Wednesday, at Houari Boumediene International Airport (Algiers).
The remains of the deceased were received, in the VIP lounge of the airport, by the Minister of Mujahideen and Rights’ holders, Laïd Rebiga, and the Adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of foreign relations, Abdelhafid Allahoum, as well as the Adviser to the President of the Republic in charge of culture and audiovisual, Ahmed Rachedi, as well as the family of the deceased and a number of Mujahideen and comrades.
On this occasion, Rebiga renewed his sincere condolences to the family of the deceased, her comrades in jihad, and the media family, stressing that with the departure of journalist and mujahida Zineb El Mili, “Algeria loses an imminent figure among its Mujahideen, loyal patriots, and strong media professionals,” noting that “the actions she carried out will remain a witness.”
The deceased, who was born in 1935 in the province of Tebessa, is the daughter of martyr Larbi Tbessi, and the wife of the former minister, diplomat and mujahid Mohamed El Mili, is considered one of the well-known figures in the Algerian press after independence, as she worked as a journalist for the “Echaab” newspaper.
She was known for her boldness and her political and cultural opinions defending Algeria and its history, as well as her great interest in the intangible Algerian heritage.
The body of the deceased will be buried tomorrow, Thursday, at the Sidi Yahia cemetery in Algiers.