Justice Day in Ethiopia - Wenfel on Mereja TV


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Judgment Day in Ethiopia

Ethiopia’s Olympic delegation has returned without the marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa. His decision not to return home follows claims that his life was in danger after he made a hand gesture in support of his Oromo people when he crossed the finish line for the marathon last Sunday in Rio. Men's #marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa's crossed hands are telling a story about #OromoProtests in #Ethiopia pic.twitter.com/0KTTFYuFAE— Abiy Atomssa (@abiy_atom) August 21, 2016 Marathoner Feyisa Lilesa chose to remain in Brazil rather than return to Ethiopia with the rest of his team. https://t.co/2ZVr8nrij2— New York Times World (@nytimesworld) August 24, 2016 Ethiopian authorities had assured the runner that he would not be punished for his action, but the Olympic silver medalist is said to be seeking political asylum in the United States. Ethiopia says Olympic runner Feyisa Lilesa will get hero's welcome despite defiance https://t.co/Aq7baHPCHj— TIME.com (@TIME) August 22, 2016 The US State Department though has declined to comment on the matter, reports the AFP news agency. One of the coaches of the Ethiopia team, Hussein Shibo told the AFP: “I do not know if the Olympic committee

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