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Semere Russom: The Alleged Notorious Killer of Khartoum is now in Addis Ababa by S. Hiyab

Semere Russom: The Alleged Notorious Killer of Khartoum is now in Addis Ababa The Eritrean dictator, Isaias Afeworki, has the other day appointed Semere Russom as his Ambassador in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where many Eritreans

Semere Russom: The Alleged Notorious

Killer of Khartoum is now in Addis Ababa

The Eritrean dictator, Isaias Afeworki, has the other day appointed Semere Russom as his Ambassador in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, where many Eritreans opposed to the repressive regime in Asmara have taken refuge since a long time. This is a sincere warning to them and other Eritreans who intend to visit Addis Ababa in the future.

Semere Russom was dictator Isaias Afeworki’s envoy in the Sudan for many years since the mid-1970s. Prominent political and military leaders of the ELF were among the many victims inside the Sudan of Semere and his boss, Isaias Afeworki, in the years before and after independence. For example Yemane Teklegiorgis, a veteran EPLF fighter and member of its security outfit (Halewa Sewra) was with Semere Russom the day Haile Gharza was murdered inside Khartoum in 1984. Yemane, now an author of a book on those and similar grisly killings organized by Semere Russom in the Sudan, will hopefully retell the story himself as he already did in writings and his bold interviews with Eritrean opposition mass media.

Among Semere’s ELF victims were: Haile Gharza, Saeed Saleh; Woldedawit Temesghen; Idris Hangela, and Mahmoud Hasseb


But Haile Gharza was not the only victim of Semere Russom and his master, Isaias Afeworki. Earlier on 5 June, 1983, Saeed Saleh was murdered in Kassala. Woldedawit Temesghen fell on 20 July 1985  followed by the murder of Idris Ibrahim Hangala on 20 September 1985; Mahmoud Hasseb on 3 September 1989.


Even the former leader of the ELF army, Abdalla Idris, was targeted personally by Semere Russom in Khartoum although the targeted figure could skillfully escape death.

Other assassination/kidnap victms: Michael Ghaber; W/Mariam Bahlibi; Teklebrhan G/Tsadiq, Mohammed Ali Ibrahim.


Semere Russom and those who followed in his footsteps in the Sudan also continued the killings and kidnappings  from the Sudan.  Among the earliest victims were: Michael Ghaber who was targeted for killing by two identified assassins in 1989, and later killed in a mysterious “accident” on 25 May, 1922.  Earlier to Michael Ghaber’s death/murder,  two top leadership members of the ELF-RC, Woldemariam Bahlibi and Teklebrhan Ghebdretsadiq (Wedi Bashai) were kidnapped from Kassala on 26 April 1992 and their whereabouts is not known to this day. Tens of other leading freedom fighters were assassinated kidnapped by the likes of Semere Russom, among them the EPDP leadership member Mohammed Ali Ibrahim, who was kidnapped from Kassala on 12 February 2012.


“Ambassador” Semere Russom’s mission in Addis Ababa as of this week will be organizing work for the security agents of the Asmara regime who reportedly  numbered not less than 230 as of the date of dictator Isaias Afeworki’s visit to Addis Ababa between 14-16 July 2018. Semere Russom was not only an enemy of rival freedom fighters but also was anti-Eritrean struggle for freedom until the 1970s.








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  • rezen July 25, 2018


    • rezen July 25, 2018

      correct it to read >>>: AMAZING

      • Misghina July 25, 2018

        Why amazing, rezen??? You must be new to Eritrean murderous and betrays politics!

  • meretse July 25, 2018

    Soon we will discover many amazing stories. For some of us these truths and so many others were kept in our hearts for decades. Also time was our worst enemy. Wait! as the sun rises we will hear many amazing things. If those heroes were not Eritreans who were they?
    The despot could have not done without his well trained extremities /fingers and toes. When the sun rises they too will pay the price.

    • k.tewolde July 25, 2018

      Yes indeed meretse,all those victims who were hunted down even after they left the field and murdered with premeditation,yes they are Eritreans who have families inside and outside the country still mourning their death and they know who the perpetrators are,not to mention the victims before them in the field and those who don’t even know if the war for liberation is over because they were forgotten like subterranean creatures underground by those who are the champions of peace today.Peace is not an advertisement,it is a state of mind.Peace is not a lapel you wear in your suit,it is an endless cascade of waterfall from the soul,peace doesn’t embrace one and gives another a cold shoulder,it overwhelms everyone indiscriminately.The Eritrean people will be at peace the day those elements who put so much grief and hurt on them are held accountable and brought to justice in front of them.I know God wont let them get away with murder,till then genuine peace is a mirage, politico-diplomatic peace maybe.

  • Uncle Sye July 25, 2018

    “ብዕራይ እንተጠረጠስ ኣብ ዝባኑ ዝተሰቕለ ሃመማ, እውይ ከቢደካ ድየ ? በሎ ”
    መንግስቲ ኤርትራስ ዋጋ ቖጺሩስ ነዞም ብብዝሒ ክትፎ , ኣኽብዶም ዘፍጢጡ ኣእጋሮም ክርእዩ ዘይክእሉ ናይ ቀይወጥ ተቓወምቲ ንባባ ሰመረ ቐታላይ ክሰደሎም ? ቋቕ እውን ምስ ጥራጥ ድያ ተቖጺራ በሉ ማይ ቂነጣል. commonsense ተጠቒመ ክምህረኩም : ናይ ወያነ መርበብ ስለላ ትግራያዊ ሞሳድ ክብሃል ይኽእል እዩ. ካብ ሰራሕተኛ ገዛ , ደገ ሓደርቲ ክሳዕ ዶክተራትን ባንክ ማናጀራትን ተጋሩ ብረቂቕን ዘይግመትን ሰለልቲ ኣለዉዎ. …በቲ ጸረ ተጋሩ ዝኾነ ቋንቋ ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ከረድኣኩም….. “ዓድዋ ዝተኸልዎ ተምቤን ጥራይ እዮም ዝብንቁስዎ ” ስለ ዝኾነ ,ባባ ኢሳያስ በቲ ንኣቢይ ዝተማባጽዖ ” ኣብ ጎንኻ ኣለና” ERITREAN SUPER SPY (ባባ ሰመረ ቐታላይ) ሰዲዱሉ ዘሎ…ስለዚ ስደተኛታት ዘሻቕል ዘለዎም ኣይመስለንን , ደለይቲ ፍትሒ ድማ ክትፎኦም ምብላዕ ይቐጽሉ ,ሰመረ ኣስጋእቲ ወያነ ንኣቢይ ክሃድነሉ እዩ ኣትዩ .

    • Bini July 25, 2018

      Uncle Sye/Mihretu the great – Abi Seb,
      Please always, always stay connected at Assenna.
      Your input with that of brother Teclay is always insightful.
      Btw, where is our other brilliant respected brother Teclay these days???

      • Uncle Sye July 26, 2018

        Dearest Bini
        It is health issue & often times things remain unchanged that is why I take a break , I miss brother Teklay also.
        Stay brilliant

  • Simon G. July 25, 2018

    Why are we still acting as victims.
    የለውን ድዮም ‘ቶም ናይ ቀደም ፍሉጣት ፈዳይን? ሓቦ ዝብል ተሳኢኑ ነዚ ኣሪጉ ክወድቕ ዘደለየ ጉንዲ ቋሕማም: ዝተኣዘዞ ብዘይገለ ሕቶ ዘተግብር: ሓውሲ-ሰብ: ንሞት ብጎቦ ዓይኑ ዝሪኣ ዘሎ ፍጥረት?

    እሞ ሓቁ’ዩ ዝበላዒ-ሰብ, ኢሳያስ ኣብ ኤርትራ ሰብኣይ የለን ዝብል!

    • Amanuel July 25, 2018

      Haku ewe. Sirena nidekinestyo tenetiken mihashe.

  • rezen July 25, 2018

    Misghina, you are absolutely right to question my choice of word. It surprises me to!!! But “amazing” is the ultimate word that I can think of when I ponder upon the classical tragedy of ERITREA. How else could you describe the massacre of TWO BROTHERS for a common IDEAL that they both accept, admire and dedicated to give their LIFE? But, to liquidate each other for the SAME IDEAL, and expecting us – i.e. the loyal victims – to believe is an extraordinary phenomenon that I cannot find an appropriate word other than “AMAZING”. Misghina, let me know of ONE word to describe the strange phenomenon.
    Now let us see the other side of the coin i.e. we are NOT talking about “BROTHERS” but about “ANTAGONIST” individuals, hungry for power and domination, using innocent, mesmerized, population that would give their Life for the hypnotic words that the ABSOLUTE DICTATORS are capable of hatching and dominate the ‘Soul’ of the innocent population. Issayas Afewerki Abraha is such a person – back and forth, inside-out. It is his NATURE and when that nature is irritated by innocent/cruel name calling, while growing up, the effect will be long and devastating. In a moment of relaxation, he said it in two words >>> “ከርእየክን እዬ”።

    Meretse. With your vast experience and eloquence in written communication, I hope you dedicate a part of your Life to expose the TRUE history of that 30-year war of DECEPTION, for the benefit of FUTURE GENERATIONS of ERITREANS. We the present generation have already been manipulated and a significant part of that population have given their DEAR LIFE. What is unfair in Life is that the perpetrators are ‘scot-free’ of their heinous crime. In fact, in some cases, there is an excuse FOR THEM!!! Who was the European dictator who said >>> ‘OH! People will forget after a week etc? …. something like that. It is possible that Issayas Afewerki Abraha would be polished as a re-born clean saint!!! THE END

    • Nanu July 25, 2018

      a devil remains a DIAblos !

    • Bini July 25, 2018

      Brother Rezen,
      You always put things beautifully and eloquently and please continue your inputs.
      “It is possible that DIA would be polished as a re-born clean saint” – I absolutely agree
      with this bizarre possibility happening in poor Eritrea!
      One curious question though bro rezen, do you have to always remind us DIA’s full long name?

      • rezen July 26, 2018

        When I read your last query, I almost burst into my gusto African roaring laughter but, being at a public Library, my handkerchief saved me from being ejected. Bini, you also sound like my relative who asked me EXACTLY the same question, delicately.
        My answer: I just like doing it !!!! In fact, I was tempted to add “Miratch” to our tormentor dictator’s name >>> Issayas Afewerki Abraha Miratch. Oh Lord! I can visualize you (Bini) saying >>> “እዚ ወዲ፤ እንታይ ገበርናዮ ሰላም ዘይህበና!!! “ Sometimes, humour helps ease the inherent pain.
        Seriously, THANKS Bini, for the kind words.

  • Hagherawi July 25, 2018

    “የለውን ድዮም ‘ቶም ናይ ቀደም ፍሉጣት ፈዳይን? ሓቦ ዝብል ተሳኢኑ ነዚ ኣሪጉ ክወድቕ ዘደለየ ጉንዲ ቋሕማም”

    Simon G.

    Dear brother Simon

    Neutralizing the tyrant is not so difficult. There is always someone who would like to take justice in his/her hands, because the is no other way.
    But it seems, people are not ready for that. Many victimized families think doing so would do more harm to Eritrea than good.
    The safe and best way is to go legal.
    Bringing him and his yes men to justice is the most dignified way for our people. Them hopefully, following court decision, hang him upside down in Meskerem plaza like Mussolini. If he dies before that of natural causes, there are many of his men who will end up that way.
    More than 50000 Eritrean lost their lives because of him and his yes men.

    • AHMED SALEH !!! July 25, 2018

      Two Rashaida with rifle
      put more than twenty
      military trained youth life under their control .
      STORY .

      • Bini July 25, 2018

        You are the COWARD HADAMI one probably trained to be bastard Rashaidas.
        With your sad criminal banditry past STORY, you should be flipping hiding undergrounds.

        • Bini July 25, 2018

          trained to be a COWARD HADAMI “by” bastard moslem Rashaidas., thx.

      • Barazio July 25, 2018

        You seem to get kick out of it. such thing is not funny,You are an evil. to make such tragic moment as example of cowardice. A person who left home to reach Europe will not risk his life to end on the Rashaida prison.

        • AHMED SALEH !!! July 25, 2018

          Funny names funny comments .
          Devil in sheep skin .

  • በረከት July 25, 2018

    ሻዕብያ ቀንጠብጠብ ክንደይ ዋጋ ከምዛክፍል ተማሂረን’የን- አዲስ አበባ እትነብሩ ተቃወምቲ ኤርትራ አይትሰከፉ!- ወዲ መድህን በራድ ጭንቁ ሞት እንተመፆሲ መቀበሪ ሬሳኡ ከይስእን’ዩ- ንነብሱ 50-ሜትሮ ክጎይ ዘይክእል ማእጃጅሲ- ንካሎኦት ኪቅንጽል አቅሚ ረኪቡ? 7000000 ትግራዋይ ሕብርክራክ የብሉን- እንድህር ወሲኑ ሻዕብያ የለ አምሃራይ የለ ኦሮሞ የለ ኣብ ቅድሚኡ ኣይኪፀንሁን- ህግደፋት ይዛሃሩ! ወያነ ጭቃ ቤት ዝነበሩ እዞም ኩሎም ከተማታት ኢትዮጵያ ዘመናዊነት አላቢስዎን- ፈሽፋሽ ሻዕብያማ ኣብ ውግዕን ወረ ውግዕን ተሸሚሙ እንኳንዶ ሀዱሽ ነገር ኪሠርህሲ እቲ ኤርትራ ዝነበራ መልክኧ አህሲስዎ- ቀንጠብጠብ እንተይሉ ኪቅንጠብ ምኳኑ አይትጠራጠሩ!

    • AHMED SALEH !!! July 25, 2018

      Why do you brag about tigrai which is irrelevant if the topic ?
      I suspect this kind of comments has hidden
      intention .

      • Bini July 25, 2018

        You flipping always ‘suspect something, observe something’ craps.
        Don’t you flipping get tired of repeating things? You truly must be a sick moslem parrot!
        All animals are still not equal, similarly, all abeeds/Arabs toys like yourself
        are not equals infront the eyes of barbarian moslem Arab abeed’s/toys masters.
        You are also HASAD BUDA intruder, what’s your flipping problem if he brags about
        Tigray, Ethiopia or even China, or should he just praise your flipping abeeds Arab masters?

        • AHMED SALEH !!! July 25, 2018

          Leave Tigrai people alone .

  • AHMED SALEH !!! July 25, 2018

    Ethiopians should make sure he
    must be aware that they know the
    allegations behind the murders of
    political opponents inside Sudan .
    Eritrean human right groups also
    must inform Ethiopian authority on
    anyone with blood in his hand . At
    this moment TEDEMER for peace , reconciliation and forgiveness only applies to Ethiopian internal affairs .
    But for Eritreans , we are under the mercy of our cruel old guard .
    and forgiveness

    • Bini July 25, 2018

      Moslem old scavenger, TEDEMER and union with our lost brothers of Ethiopia
      and in particular Tigreans WILL soon be accomplished for once and for good.
      You can scavenge as much as you can swallow on other irrelevant “your normal ajewjows’
      matters. However, if you can’t swallow the reality on the ground then just drop dead, arab toy.

  • Bini July 25, 2018

    Twenty seven (27) yrs and still counting they (the Ghedli bandits beasts) managed to turn us,
    people with history, people who managed to keep three civilizations {Habesha’s, Italian, British}
    in perfect harmony, into boat people, refugees and toys/condoms and spare parts of bastard moslem Arabs.
    And there is a doctor in training, waiting, learning, hoping to continue their {evil Ghedli’s} legacy. What a pity!

    • AHMED SALEH !!! July 25, 2018

      A coward who conceal his identity by using various nicknames can not brother this forum .
      Keep barking day and night .
      Eritrea belong to Eritreans , got it !

  • Tes July 25, 2018

    Poor Eritrea here again 70+ assigned as ambassador to Ethiopia. This show how tired and old it looks at its young age. It is the exact reflection of current Eritrea stack at its past, in fact sliding back in time. This old man putting aside his past crimes he seems unqualified to represent a country at the time needed to polish its image and come out of cold.. I wonder what chance Eritrea has to sail the current storm with a group of dummies from the president down to ambassador. The notorious despot doesn’t care about any consequence of his action provide he is still stay in power until his last day in earth. He doesn’t give a toss if Eritrea. Eritrea is at cross road now and the next step will decide it destiny. God give mercy!

    • k.tewolde July 25, 2018

      Indeed Tes,this nation has to shake its cob web,hang the shida,retire the twisted kushuk,open the political space wide,give the vibrant young generation a chance to grow and flourish,hold open globally supervised elections where every stake holder casts a ballot and dissolve the current one party authoritarian dictatorship for good.This is the time to do it.It is time to free the Eritrean people from the clutch of tyranny and have them taste the relative democracy their counterparts are experiencing south of the border.The current command autocratic economy model is incompatible with what is being demanded by the geopolitical model.So it is assimilate or dissociate,there is no other choice. Opportunity is knocking one more time.

    • rezen July 26, 2018

      QUOTE: “Poor Eritrea, here again 70+ assigned as ambassador to Ethiopia” UNQUOTE, Tes, 25 July 2018

      Commentary, 25 July 2018 We also have 70+ year-old as President – and intended to last for Life. Compare that with our neighbour country where its Prime Minister is only 42-years old with Ph D Degree
      Eritrea has regressed by 40/50 years. At one time Eritreans were way above in various profession, assisting Ethiopia [yes, assisting Ethiopia] on the way to development. During that time, Haile Selassie was busy dismantling Eritrea from its technological advancement. THIS IS HISTORICAL FACT. And here we are squabbling among ourselves – a perfect indication of hopeless entity. All this is due to the absence of simple question asking ourselves: Why are we regressing backward? Why are we antagonistic to each other?
      Take the Internet. We spend precious time in insulting each other, without daring to ask what provokes us to behave in that manner. It is a sign of hopelessness, knowing deep down that we cannot handle the age old insidious problems of RELIGION and REGION. Let us be honest. It is in fact uncharacteristic for an Eritreans to be devious

      Dear Eritreans:
      Unless we accept the unavoidable REALITY, we will continue to massacre each other in various forms until Eritrea, as we know it, would be meaningless >>>> hence, our DESTINY will be determined by external forces, as always. Perhaps we will then be comfortable in that age-old familiar subservient situation.
      I read a book about the history, the gallantry, the knowledge of Eritreans in various field of endeavour and the contribution of Eritreans in the development of ‘backward’ Ethiopia. Yes, Eritrea giving hands to Ethiopia in its development! By the way, the Book was written in Amharic – yes, Amharic, the ‘enemy’ language(1). Where is Ethiopia today, and where are we today? Our problem as Issayas Afewerki Abraha knew it, and utilized it effectively, is the useless sociological cancerous diseases of RELIGION and REGION. We keep on setting aside/denying and we will keep on going down the drain until Eritrea disappears from the surface of the Earth, as an entity. THE END

      (1) Once upon a time, in Los Angeles, California, USA, Issayas Afewrki Abraha the hero — the darling — the fountain of knowledge — the master of planning was giving a speech to hypnotized Eritreans. At one moment a question was asked from the audience – in Amharic language. The audience roared against using the enemy language. The magnanimous master of art raised his hands and said “let the person finish the question” and the hall was silent. Issayas, as usual Act, rub the back of his neck and started by saying that “in my limited knowledge of Amharic, let me try to answer the question” The audience roared with laughter, delighted and happy that their Hero did NOT speak the enemy language. In that instant Issayas actually lied – he knew Amharic very well. But he knew the mentality of the Eritreans – thus letting them be happy on trivial issue.

      Twenty seven years later, Issayas spoke in flawless Amharic in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia >>> he must have gone to Amharic school for that occasion ha ha ha ha …… but disillusioned Eritreans were not laughing this time. It doesn’t matter. Issayas Afewerki Abraha had his way, as always for the entire uninterrupted fifty-four years at the helm of power in the land of ten thousand intellectuals, with Doctor of Philosophy Degrees from top notch universities in the Western hemisphere.

      I stand to be corrected: A Group of Eritrean Intellectuals have already asked the Dynamic Prime Minster of Ethiopia to grant them an audience to express and discuss about their grievances/opinion etc on Eritrea. The communique didn’t mention whether the group are approved representative of the Eritrean people. I suppose, it doesn’t matter. In any case, the most important matter to ordinary Eritreans, at this point in time, is to get the freedom to fly to Addis Ababa and back by the most advanced Airline in the World, with a 20% partnership with the glorious popular Eritrean Airlines that does not exist, for all practical purposes. AMEN.

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