1959: Born in the village of Kobar, in the West Bank, Palestine.
1974: Joins Fatah Party, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement, aged 15.
1978: Arrested for the first time for belonging to Fatah.
1980’s: Founder of Fatah Youth Organisation.
1984: Elected President of the Birzeit University Council of Students.
1987: Banished to Jordan. Member of the High Level Committee for the 1st Intifada.
1989: Elected member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, aged 30.
1994: Returns to Palestine following the Oslo agreements, and is elected Fatah’s Secretary general for the West Bank.
1996: Elected in the first elections of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
2000: Outbreak of the 2nd Intifada. Marwan Barghouthi plays a leading role.
2002: Abducted by Israeli occupation forces from Ramallah. First Member of Parliament to be arrested by Israel.
2004: After having refused to recognise any legitimacy to the the Occupation courts, especially to judge an elected representative of the Palestinian people, he is sentenced to 5 life sentences and 40 years in prison.
2006: Heads Fatah list in the general elections whilst in an Israeli jail, and is reelected Member of the Palestinian Legislative Council.
2006: Elaboration of the Prisoners’ Document for national unity, co-signed by leaders of all political factions.
2009: Elected Member of the Fatah’s Central Committee.