|At the time the French lawyer , sympathetic to the cause of the Algerian nationalists, heard of her case and decided to represent her||Her brothers having already been involved with the underground nationalist struggle, Bouhired was quick to join and her profile would quickly rise in stature|
|Equality for women was not a priority of the government throughout this period in Algerian history||When she was still a student in a French school, she discovered her revolutionary spirit|
In April 1957, before a large planned demonstration in the Casbah, she was captured by the French and, she claims, tortured for information about that demonstration.24
|She was also depicted in the film 1958 by director and in , a documentary film about||Bouhired is a nationalist who opposed the French colonial rule of Algeria|
|During the revolution she worked as a liaison agent for the commander Saadi Yacef||There she worked as a and personal assistant of FLN commander in|
In July 1957 she was tried for allegedly bombing a cafe, alongside another Algerian freedom fighter, Djamila Bouazza, aged 19.