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Seyoum Mesfin is ...

Born 25 Jan 1949 in Adigrat
Died 13 Jan 2021
Age71 years, 11 months

About Seyoum Mesfin

Seyoum Mesfin born on 25 January 1949 in Adigrat. He is a citizen of Ethiopia. Seyoum Mesfin was educated at Addis Ababa University. He died on 13 January 2021 from a killing at age 71 years, 11 months.

He was an Ethiopian politician.

Seyoum Mesfin has worked as a politician.

Seyoum Mesfin has held the position of Member of the House of People's Representatives of Ethiopia and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia.


According to the Ethiopian government, Seyoum was killed in action in the ongoing Tigray War by the military under the command of Abiy Ahmed Ali, Prime Minister of Ethiopia on 13 January 2021. Two other TPLF officials were killed with him. The Ethiopian government alleged that the group refused to surrender. Five further TPLF officials were captured. On 15 January, the Tigray government stated that the veterans (including Seyoum) were captured in Mekelle and then killed, instead of being killed at the war front. The other two veteran Tigrayans killed are Asmelash Woldeselassie, who was blind, and Abay Tsehaye, who had a heart surgery some months earlier.

Europe External Programme with Africa (EEPA) stated that in pictures of Seyoum, Asmelash and Abaye posted on Facebook by Transitional Government of Tigray administrator Mulu Nega, the three appeared to have been executed, with Seyoum shot in the forehead. EEPA also stated that Seyoum, Asmelash and Abaye had been taken from their houses to Senafe in Eritrea, mistreated in Senafe, returned to the Ethiopian National Defense Force (ENDF), and extrajudicially executed.

An obituary for Seyoum Mesfin, describing him as a "peacemaker and patriot", was published by Alex de Waal. De Waal called for an "immediate high-level international investigation" into the killings of Seyoum, Asmelash and Abay.