Olympian Calls on U.S. to Push for Human Rights in Ethiopia
Feyisa Lilesa grabbed global headlines when he crossed his wrists as a sign of solidarity with ongoing Oromo protests as he approached the finish line during the Rio men's marathon.
VOA, 15 September 2016
Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian silver medalist in the marathon at last month's Rio Olympics, was in Washington this week, calling on the U.S. Congress to take action in solidarity… Read more »
Long-distance runner Feyisa Lilesa won silver in an exciting race at the Rio Olympics and then used the opportunity to show his support for the protests against the Ethiopian government's privatisation of certain areas of land, and plans to expand the area of the capital Addis Ababa further into Oromo land.
Ethiopia: Runner Says Olympic Protest Was Planned
VOA, 16 September 2016
Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lelisa, the silver medalist in last month's Olympic men's marathon, said his defiant, finish-line gesture against the Ethiopian government was no… Read more »
Al Jazeera, 13 September 2016
Washington, DC - When long-distance runners are in their stride, thoughts weave from pace and distance, to discomfort and the environment. Read more »
Ethiopian Herald, 26 August 2016
It is to be recalled that Ethiopia's Feyisa Lilesa crosses his arms at the finish line of the Men's Marathon event as a protest against the Ethiopian government. Feyisa's staging… Read more »
Thomson Reuters Foundation, 25 August 2016
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