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Feyisa Lilesa: Oromo People Are Still Suffering in Ethiopia and the World Must Do More to Help Them

Lilesa has been living in the U.S. since he staged a protest against his government at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Ethiopian Officials Hit Back at Olympic Athlete Planning London Marathon Protest

10 months agoNews : Newsweek: US

Feyisa Lilesa has condemned a government crackdown on protesters in Ethiopia, which allegedly caused hundreds of deaths.

Feyisa Lilesa, Marathoner in Exile, Finds Refuge in Arizona

12 months agoNews : NYTimes: News

The Olympic silver medalist didn’t return to Ethiopia after gaining international attention for crossing his arms above his head at the finish line in a defiant gesture at the Rio Games.

Ethiopia’s Protesting Athlete Reunited With Family in U.S.

Feyisa Lilesa publicly backed anti-government protesters at the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Olympian Feyisa Lilesa is reuniting with his Ethiopian family in U.S., despite fear of President Trump

Lilesa, who protested at the Rio Olmpics, has concerns over multiple executive orders curbing immigration by the Trump administration. The family of Ethiopian runner and Rio Olympic silver medalist in marathon, Feyisa Lilesa, arrived...Show More Summary

Feyisa Lilesa: Ethiopia's Olympic protester hopes to compete for his country

Ethiopian Olympic marathon runner Feyisa Lilesa still hopes to compete for his country - despite being exiled since last summer's Games.

Ethiopian Olympian: Prime Minister’s Claims I Was Coerced into Protest Are ‘False and Insulting’

Feyisa Lilesa explains why ongoing ethnic violence in Ethiopia stirred him to make his own high-profile protest.

Ethiopian PM Blames Olympic Protest on U.S.-Based Dissenters

In interviews with FP, top Ethiopian officials said that Feyisa Lilesa should not fear for his safety, but that an independent human rights rapporteur will not be allowed into the country.

Ethiopian Marathoner: I Planned Protest for Months

Feyisa Lilesa, the Ethiopian marathoner who crossed his wrists above his head as he crossed the finish line in the Rio Olympics to win the silver medal in a show of solidarity with Ethiopian protesters, initially said through his agent that the gesture was unplanned. But the 26-year-old, who went...

Ethiopian Marathoner Planned His Defiant Gesture

last yearNews : NYTimes: News

Feyisa Lilesa, who won a silver medal at the Rio Olympics, said his action was a show of solidarity with his people against a repressive government.

Ethiopian Paralympic Medalist Backs Oromo Protests

Ethiopian Paralympian Tamiru Demisse showed solidarity with Oromia protesters—who have clashed with the country’s government—as he claimed a silver medal, following a protest gesture made by Olympic counterpart Feyisa Lilesa. Demisse,...Show More Summary

Ethiopian Olympian Feyisa Lilesa Arrives in the U.S.

The Ethiopian Olympic gold medallist who publicly protested against the country’s government has arrived in the United States, where he reportedly hopes to claim asylum. Feyisa Lilesa, who won the silver medal in the men’s marathon at the Rio 2016 Olympics, crossed his arms over his head as he finished the race. Show More Summary

Truthdigger of the Week: Ethiopian Silver Medalist and Protester Feyisa Lilesa

last yearNews : Truthdig

The runner risked death and exile when he finished the men’s marathon with arms crossed in defiance of Ethiopia’s abuse of his tribe, the Oromo.

Ethiopian Olympian Who Made Daring Protest Has Not Returned Home

Feyisa Lilesa, the marathon runner who made an anti-government protest gesture during the Olympic Games, has not returned to Ethiopia. Reporters aboard the Ethiopian team’s return flight from Rio yesterday (Aug 24) said Lilesa was not...Show More Summary

Supporting Feyisa Lilesa, a remarkable athlete and protester

At the end of the Rio Olympic men’s marathon, silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa did something extraordinary, important and dangerous. As he crossed the finish line, he crossed his wrists in front of his forehead in a gesture that’s halfway between … Continue reading ?

Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Fails to Return From Rio After Oromo Protest

2 years agoNews : Newsweek: US

Ethiopian athlete Feyisa Lilesa has failed to return to his home country after making an anti-government demonstration following his silver medal in the Rio 2016 Olympics. Lilesa finished second in the men’s marathon in Rio de Janeiro on Sunday and, as he was passing the finish line, crossed his wrists above his head. Show More Summary

Ethiopia's Assurances Don't Convince Olympic Medalist

Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa said the Ethiopian government would likely kill or imprison him if he ever returned to the country from Rio, where he crossed his wrists above his head in solidarity with protesters in his homeland as he crossed the marathon finish line. Ethiopia shot back that he'd...

Marathoner’s Symbol of Protest

2 years agoNews : NYTimes: News

Feyisa Lilesa, a runner from Ethiopia, caught the world’s attention Sunday when, at the finish line of the Olympic marathon, he raised his arms in solidarity with the Oromo people in his country.

Ethiopian Runner Won’t Return Home, but Doesn’t Know Where to Go

2 years agoNews : NYTimes: News

Feyisa Lilesa, the silver medal winner in the Rio Olympics marathon who made an antigovernment gesture, said he feared punishment if he were to go home.

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