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Olympics Marathon Medalist's Protest Shines Spotlight on Unrest in Ethiopia

When marathon silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa crossed the finish line at the Rio Olympics, he crossed his arms above his head in an "X", a sign of protest against the Ethiopian government's treatment of his people, the ethnic Oromo. The champion runner did not return home after the Olympics, fearing for his safety even though the government said he would not be punished. "[I knew] I would be jailed or killed if not, I would [never be allowed] out of that country and...

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