YAKIL! – Enough! – The Call of a New Generation of Young Eritreans (Part 2)

21.03.2020

YAKIL! – Enough! – The Call of a New Generation of Young Eritreans (Part 2)

Interviews with Yirgalem Fisseha, Samson Solomon and Bethlehem Isaac

YIRGALEM FISSEHA, SAMSON SOLOMON, BETHLEHEM ISAAK and MERON ESTEFANOS continue the decades-long struggle of their parents and grandparents for freedom and democracy in Eritrea.  In this struggle they intentionally rely on non-violent action.  We spoke with them for the Fritz Bauer Blog and after YIRGALEM FISSEHA we continue the series with…

Samson Solomon (click here)

“We want to reform the entire resistance movement”

The human rights activist from Eritrea in conversation with Susanne Berger (Washington D.C.)

Samson Solomon is the son of Solomon Habtom, Eritrea’s former director of telecommunications. Habtom was arrested in 2003. He spent fourteen years in Carcheli prison in Asmara without charge or trial, without any contact with his family or the outside world. He died in 2017.

Samson Solomon came to Germany in 2002. He studied linguistics, political science and sociology at the University of Marburg.  Today he lives in Frankfurt. After the death of his father, Samson decided to continue the fight for democracy and the rule of law in Eritrea in his spirit. He is co-founder of the YAKIL! (Enough!) protest movement. He conducts seminars and workshops with the aim of politically engaging the Eritrean exile community. In 2019 he published his first book, Risti Gujle 15 (The Legacy of the G-15).

Article and Interviews: Susanne Berger (Washington D.C., USA)
Film: Jakob Gatzka (Vierkirchen, Germany)
Photo: Headerbild Martin Schibbye, Future of Eritrea, Students going home from school in Asmara, Eritrea

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