SALAM ABOU MJAHED
Salam Abou Mjahed was born in Lebanon in 1963. His father was a shoemaker and labour organizer who joined the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP). When the Lebanese Civil War broke out in 1975, Salam joined a military training programme organized by the LCP in his village. He fought in the War from 1977 to 1983. His party then sent him to the DDR to study at the “Fritz Heckert” Trade Union School in Bernau. He thereafter studied at the Medical School “Dorothea Christiane Erxleben”, at which the DDR trained young medical students from former colonized states and national liberation movements.
Today, Salam works as a journalist in Beirut and is a member of the Central Committee of the Lebanese Communist Party (LCP)