Ethiopian Olympic Medalist Feyisa Lilesa Speaks Out
"Despite the global spotlight my protest attracted, the killings, imprisonment and harassment of my people by Ethiopian security forces have only worsened," the exiled athlete says.
Al Jazeera, 19 May 2017
My name is Feyisa Lilesa. I am an exiled marathon runner from Ethiopia. Read more »
African Arguments, 6 March 2017
While a state of emergency is still in place at home, global sporting events are providing an irresistible opportunity for protesters to be seen and heard. Read more »
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 ... 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.