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6 Years After Her Imprisonment in Eritrea, US Citizen’s Family Demands Answers

Ciham Ali Abdu has brown eyes and a broad smile. As a teenager, she found inspiration in art, fashion and language. Growing up in Asmara, Eritrea, she enjoyed time with friends, music and swimming. In family photos, Ciham appears carefree. She poses casually for the camera, her hair pulled into a braided ponytail. But other realities were just out of frame. After a border conflict with Ethiopia ended in an uneasy truce, Eritrea was on a war footing, and the authoritarian...

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