Three young Eritrea, in Sweden, 1969

Anyone know where they are now? Beshir Said Zain, Assefa Michael, Hassen Abdulkader Mussalem.

Three young Eritreans Beshir Said Zain, Assefa Michael, Hassen Abdulkader MussalemEritrea Beshir Said Zain, Assefa Michael, Hassen Abdulkader MussalemIMG_4910


From Yared Tekeste

Brother Hassen Abdulkader Mussalem “San Mussalem”, as we used to call him, has passed away some time ago. May he R.I.P.

I think Beshir Said Zain still lives in Stockholm. These two were very active in Sweden in the late 60’s and early 70’s, providing informing about the Eritrean situation.

Two very humble and inspiring individuals.

I don’t know about Assefa Michael.

If I am not wrong they took part in the famous occupation of the Ethiopian Embassy in Stockholm in February 1970.

 

 

 

6 comments

  1. Yes, Brother Hassen Abdulkader Mussalem “San Mussalem” as we used to call him, has passed away some time ago may her R.I.P.
    I think Beshir Said Zain still lives in Stockholm. These two were very active in Sweden late 60’s and early 70’s on informing about the eritrean situation.
    Two very humble and inspiring individuals.
    I don’t know about Assefa Michael.
    If I am not wrong they even took part, in the famous occupation of the Ethiopian Embassy in Stockholm in February 1970.

      1. So pleased you have come forward. Did you recognise yourself in the photograph, which I bought online. Martin

        1. Of course I recognized the photo. It is a big surprise to see it after 51 years. The photo reminds me that wonderful era: the final stages of the hippy Era (make love not war) , the Vietnam War, the anti colonial liberation wars in Africa, the global resistance against the apartheid system in South Africa and the struggle of the Afro Americans against racism and for equality and the soul music and the avantgarde jazz music. Mr. Marin Thank you very much.

          1. Thanks Beshir! You put the right description of the era, it was the times of revolutionary movements even Europe had it’s share in 1968 with student uprisings. The solidarity with the oppressed shown in those days are truly needed in this trying times. And yes Soul music was at it’s best those days.
            It was great seen the picture of you and San Mussalem may he rest in peace.

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