Veteran freedom fighter and former Director General of Telecommunications, Mr, Solomon Habtom died today in Carchelli Prison.

Veteran freedom fighter and former Director General of Telecommunications; Mr. Solomon Habtom died today 18 August 2017, in the notorious Asmara prison, known as Carchelli. Mr. Solomon, believed to be in his late sixties, was arrested on 10

Veteran freedom fighter and former Director General of Telecommunications; Mr. Solomon Habtom died today 18 August 2017, in the notorious Asmara prison, known as Carchelli.

Mr. Solomon, believed to be in his late sixties, was arrested on 10 July 2003 and has been imprisoned by the dictatorial regime for 14 years without being charged or facing trial in the court of law.

When the family of Mr. Solomon Habtom learned of his death, no sufficient explanation was given to them about the cause and the circumstances of his death.

Before joining the armed struggle for Eritrea’s independence, Mr. Solomon studied at the University of Addis Ababa.  Later on, he did his further studies in Sweden. While in Sweden, he met the veteran Eritrean patriot Woldeab Woldemariam and got involved with Eritrean revolutionary activities. Soon after, he joined the Eritrean People’s Liberation Front (EPLF), in the early 1970s. During the armed struggle, he served in the Signal and Communications Department, where he led by example.

As many Eritrean compatriots, Mr. Solomon, whose three siblings had fallen for Eritrean independence, has become a victim of the very revolution he helped to succeed.

Mr. Solomon Habtom is survived by his wife and two children.

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  • Neguse Abraha August 19, 2017

    ንክቡር ተጋዳላይ ሰሎሞን ሃብቶም መንግስተሰማይ ንቤተሰቡ ጽንዓት ይሃቦም።
    ኤርትራውያን መንእሰያት አብ መድረኽ ሃገራዊ ነጻነት፣ አብ ዝሃለዉ ይሃልዉ ብነጻነት ሃገሮም ልቦም ነዲዱ ስሚዒቶም ገንፊሉ፣ ካብ ውሽጢ ሃገር ጥራሕ ዘይኮነስ ካብቲ አዝዩ ጣዕሚ ዝነበሮ ሃገራት ኤውሮጳ፣ አሜሪካ፣ ማእከላይ ምስራቕን ሶቬት ሕብረትን ናብ ሜዳ ዓደቦኦም ይውሕዙ ነበሩ። ብዙሐት ከአ እታ ዝፈትውዋ ሂወቶም ነታ ካብ ባዕዲ ነጻ ወጺአ፣ ህዝባን መጻኢ ወለዶታታን ሐራ ኮይኖም ማዕረ ዓለሞም ተሰሪዖም ሸናዕ ክብሉላ ዝሐለምዋን ዝበሃጉዋን ኤርትራ ክቡር ሂወቶም ወፍዮም። ዕድል ኤርትራን ህዝባን ግን ከምቲ ተጋደልታ አብ አእምሮኦም ዝሰአልዎ፣ ህዝብና ከአ ከምቲ ዝተተስፈዎ ደቁ ሐቚፉ ርህይዎ ብቕሳነት ክነብር ዝብሃጎ አይኮነሎምን። አብ መንጎ ንጹሃት ተጋደልቲ ኤርትራ ተረቂቑ ብመደብ ዝተዘርኤ፣ ቆርበት በጊዕ ዝለበሰ ኢሳያስ ዝተባህለ ተዂላ ከአ ተጸንበሮ። ንኤርትራውያን ዘይናቶም ክነሱ ናትኩም ኢየ ብምባል ልቦም ዘታለለ፣ ክሳብ ለይተ ሎሚ’ውን እንተኾነ ንኹሎም ሕማቕ እንዳፈደዮም አስዓንደ እንዳጽገቦም፣ ጌና ብቐጻሊ “እወ ናትና ኢኻ” ብምባል ክማጎትሉን ክከላኸልሉን ክትሰምዕን ክትርእን ከለኻ ጌና ሐጥያትን መርገምን ህዝቢ ኤርትራ’ አይተወደኤን’ባ ኢዩ ዘብለካ። ኢሳያስ ዘንቀሎ መደብ ይገብር አሎ። ንሕና ከአ መዋጽኦ ኤርትራን ህዝባን ንግበር። ናይቲ ዝሐለፈ ይጽናሐልና፣ ጌና እቲ ዝተረፈ ከይበረሰ፣ ካብ ሕድሕድ ምውንጃልን ምክሳስን ሐዲግና፣ ዝቐደመን ዝደሐረን ብሐባር ተወሃሂድና ሃገርናን ህዝብናን ነድሕን ታሪኽ ከአ ንስራሕ።

    • Abrehet K. August 20, 2017

      Mr Negusse Abraha,
      Cruel and twisted society create a cruel and twisted rulersor ‘sirAt’.
      Unfortunately, this is the sad case with Eritrea, stop just blaming Isaias one individual person.

      • Abrehet K. August 20, 2017

        Please correct and read my comment as rulers or/and sirAt.

    • Aba thimmer August 20, 2017

      ብቅንዕና ዝተቃለሰ ጻድቅ ኢዩ።ንዘል-ዓለም ነባሪ ታሪኽ’ከኣ ይገድፍ።ምራልና ሽሕ ግዚየ ይተንከፍ ፉጹም ዘይሰዓር ኒሕ ኤርትራዊ ዳግም ታሪኽ ከምዝስራሕ ንኹልና ሃንደበት፡ንጸላእትና ከኣ ዕርበት ክኸውን ኢዩ።ኢዋእ እቲ ዝጥዓስ ሹዑ።ንጽናዕ!

    • Kalighe August 20, 2017

      ቆርበት በጊዕ ዝለበሰ ኢሳያስ ዝተባህለ ተዂላ ከአ ተጸንበሮ። ንኤርትራውያን ዘይናቶም ክነሱ ናትኩም ኢየ ብምባል ልቦም ዘታለለ፣

      Neguse Abraha

      Iseyas has always been a divisive figure.
      He has been diabolically smart in dividing people along regional and religious lines. He got a fertile ground to promote his ideas. Many followed him and killed their brothers and sisters. He is in this business for the last 47 years.
      Blaming him now is not of much importance. Blaming ourselves would be the right thing to do. That would certainly lead to healing the wounds and save our nation from complete disaster, waiting to happen the day the fascist junta finally loses control.
      The worst is coming, unless we stand together shoulder to shoulder and work for genuine unity and protect our people and our country, before it’s too late.

      • sami August 20, 2017

        Aba thimmer and Kalighe as the same old serial liar and pretender/fake actor. We would have been far far worse under your barbaric Islamic and corrupted ELF mafia killers. Under your backward barbaric Sharia Islamic law our beautiful Eritrea would have been another Syria, Iraq, Libya and your taliban Afghanistan and Yemen. Your stone head terrorist muslims brothers have been savagely mistreating our young generation in their hell deserts and countries by raping and beheading. Higdefs are much better that your animal terrorist brothers and the Amharas (Haile selassie & Derg) were far more better than you all so-called rootless “deki hager”.

        • Aba thimmer August 21, 2017

          ነብሲ,your point is totally wrong. We have never heard and see the current situation in the era of ELF, unless today. ከም’ዚ ከማኻ ኣጽቂጡ ዝድቅስ ረጊጽካዮ ምሕላፍ ከድሊ ኢዩ።

      • amanuel August 21, 2017

        Akelgusay with our narow regionalist attitude helped iseyas divide us. Lets admit it. That will not get us anywhere unless we try to overcome our shortcmmings and focus on what we oppose and what we support or want to achieve. If we can not work with others, we can not live with others and we need to change our goal from bringing democracy to separating from eritrea.

        • Kalighe August 21, 2017

          “Akelgusay with our narow regionalist attitude helped iseyas divide us. Lets admit it.”

          amanuel

          Can you please stop this madness ????

          • Danilo August 21, 2017

            Kalighe,don’t expect a mad dog to stop. Because of his tail, prefer the play called ” girotondo -giro “nothing else.

  • shilan August 19, 2017

    A child of an abusive parent asks the court to become independent (poor Eritrea). The child is granted his wish and he is an emancipated minor. 30 yrs later the child (Eritrean Ghedli) is as abusive as his parent even to his/its own children. There are conflicting reports on the parent: some say he is reformed “he became a member of pentecostal churches preaching about peace & love”, some say he is still the same old abusive crank, he just has redirected his abusive to new victims. In short, slowly but surely, the death of Eritreanism executed by its own predators.
    The big and urgent question is ‘what makes Eritreans any different now’?

  • festum abraham August 20, 2017

    I remember having a great time with brother Solomon in meda when I was in Maetot. what a tragedy for him to waste the rest of his life in prison! I just don’t have words to explain my feeling and wish the best to his family. May he rest in peace in heaven!!

    • Bini August 22, 2017

      Brother Fetsum, what great time in meda you talking about unless u mean z great hell of meda. If u were really having great times why u ran away from it to USA?

  • AHMED SALEH !!! August 21, 2017

    THE TIME OUR PEOPLE BLESSED ISSAIAS AFEWERKI AS THEIR CHOICE TO LEAD THE COUNTRY
    AND THE BELIEF OF THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN GUARANTEE PROMISING FUTURE WAS THE
    TIME THEY FOOLED TO THEMSELVES .
    TO GIVE A CHANCE FOR SILENCE , DEAF EARS , BLIND EYES LED TO BETRAYAL AND FOR EVIL TO REIGN .
    OUR PEOPLE ARE PAYING HEAVY PRICE BECAUSE THEY IGNORED HIS DESTRUCTIVE AND EVIL TENDENCIES UNTIL IT BECOME TOO LATE FOR POPULAR POLITICAL RESISTANCE .
    * END OF STORY* .
    NOW , LETS WAIT UNTIL HGDF ERA EXPIRE AND SEE WHAT FUTURE CAN BRING OTHERWISE ERITREANS TRANSFORMED TO SELFISH AND HOPELESS NATIONALS UNEASY TO LEAN ON EACHOTHER .

    • Danilo August 21, 2017

      A great well come brother AHMED SALEH! !!

      • sami August 22, 2017

        Danilo – Camilo rootless nomad saHab gimel, at least Ahmed Saleh unlike you muslim nefaHito has not come back with a crap Italian slave pen name!! Go back to your PH mendef ugly ELF bandits names. Make sure also that when ever Emma of Assenna attacks your arrogant Ahmed Sheriff of Australia that you don’t into mourning and hiding!! Try to live in a democratic and advanced Western world by tolerating free speeches and views otherwise go back to your backward and dark Arab cages.

        • sami August 22, 2017

          correction: it is to be read as ‘that you don’t “go” into mourning & hiding

          • Danilo August 22, 2017

            ለተጭዮን ሽኮር, respect the above topic. Next time write cammello instead Camilo and use one Name okay! ጠበቂኖ።

      • sami August 22, 2017

        Wedi Halimina/Fatimina, whether you use donkeyino or camelino you always remain a dangerous nomad muslim taliban terrorist to our society.
        Once again, any similarity between you and a human is purely coincidental.
        As an outsider, what do you think of the human race??
        Go back to playing with your old stinking camels, no disrespect the beautiful camels.

  • Millyon tekle August 21, 2017

    Mengste semayat yewarso

  • sami August 22, 2017

    Danilo bella/Habibti/Habibi, “use one Name” Okay!
    Please tell or remind this your serial liar muslim nefaHito aka Kalighe, Aba thimmer, amanuel, andom, Sol, (the mad Yemeni dog Abdurobo) to stick and use only one of his old rootless nomad Name.
    On more serious note, three successive generations of our poor young Eritreans went through four unnecessary wars within a period of 40 50 yrs. One former Eritrean liberation fighter (bandit/shifta) put it rightly, “it took 30 yrs to liberate the land and it will take another 30 yrs to liberate the poor people”.
    There is this difficult to comprehend and ever-recurrent tendency about Eritreans: the tendency to harden their hold on anything they come in contact with – immaterial whether it is of any benefit to their well-being or survival. This inflexibility is manifested in all sorts of socio-cultural, religious, linguistic or political spaces or activism. This rigidity, whether it is a side-effect of a colonial past or a desperate attempt to recover demands some proper examination. However, one thing is for certain, whatever that space may be, there is a correlation with that displacing and blinding effect which pulls ‘all good intentions’ to an undesirable outcome and bigin the cycle of defending the indefensible to the end and, come what may, ‘travel’ the world against their own (national or not) self-interest and resource-base.

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