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The Bravest Olympian in Rio — Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Risks Death But Speaks Out About Killings of Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia After Earning Olympic Silver in Marathon

Media coverage of Olympian Feyisa Lilesa's taking stand: 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PhjdE9AJtxo

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The New York Times

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/22/world/africa/feyisa-lilesa-ethiopia-olympic-marathon-protest.html?_r=0

The Times:Ethiopia Says Olympic Runner Feyisa Lilesa Will Get Hero’s Welcome Despite Defiance http://time.com/4461354/ethiopia-olympic-runner-feyisa-lilesa/

BBC - read more at: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-37150673

Letsrun.com: The Bravest Olympian in Rio — Ethiopia’s Feyisa Lilesa Risks Death But Speaks Out About Killings of Oromo Protesters in Ethiopia After Earning Olympic Silver in Marathon

http://www.letsrun.com/news/2016/08/bravest-olympian-rio-ethiopias-feyisa-lilesa-speaks-killings-oromo-protesters-ethiopia-earning-olympic-silver-marathon/

The Washington Post: An Ethiopian medalist just led a protest that could land him in jail

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/08/21/this-ethiopian-runner-just-won-silver-in-the-marathon-and-then-he-led-a-protest-of-his-government-that-could-land-him-in-jail/?postshare=6091471805153825&tid=ss_fb

The Wall Street Journal: The marathon runner made a symbolic protest against the government crackdown in Ethiopia. http://www.wsj.com/articles/olympic-medalist-feyisa-lilesa-fears-for-his-life-on-return-to-ethiopia-1471858740

Yahoo Sport:

http://sports.yahoo.com/news/ethiopian-marathoner-makes-political-protest-at-finish-line-170100498.html?soc_src=social-sh&soc_trk=fb&_fsig=5OC8etB9CMIEZS8zlFs.nA--

USA Today: Ethiopian runner Feyisa Lilesa shows sign of protest as he crosses finish line

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/olympics/rio-2016/2016/08/21/ethiopian-runner-feyisa-lilesa-protest-marathon-oromo/89084944/

Quartz Africa

http://qz.com/762991/this-ethiopian-runners-protest-gesture-at-the-rio-marathon-could-put-his-life-at-risk/

New Zealand Herald: Protest that may see medallist killed

http://m.nzherald.co.nz/sport/news/article.cfm?c_id=4&objectid=11698817

Daily Mail: Was this the bravest act of the Rio Olympics? Ethiopian runner's hand signal could see him KILLED by his own government when he returns home - so what did it mean?

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3751812/Ethiopian-runner-death-protest.html#ixzz4I3fylzq7

The Independent: Feyisa Lilesa crossed his arms in support of the Oromo people - a marginalised ethnic community subject to months of violence by the government

http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/ethiopian-marathon-runner-could-go-to-jail-for-anti-government-protest-on-the-finishing-line-a7202891.html

Los Angeles Times: Silver medalist Feyisa Lilesa shows solidarity with protesters in Ethiopia

http://www.latimes.com/sports/olympics/la-sp-oly-rio-2016-silver-medalist-feyisa-lilesa-shows-1471800285-htmlstory.html

 

 

 

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