As noted, Seyoum used his prison years not only in recruiting fighters for the liberation movement but also in enriching his political and academic knowledge through diverse books that could be smuggled into the prison cells from time to time. It was also in prison that he taught himself Arabic, French and some Spanish on top of his already acquired command of Italian, English, Amharic and of course Tigrinia.
liberation from prison, Seyoum
did not think of taking time to rest and visit his family members. He
immediately joined the front. After the second national congress of the ELF in
1975, he was appointed as political commissioner of ELF’s
Administrative Unit 10 (Akele-Guzai). He later became
Administrator of the