Interview With Sintayehu Chekol Addis Ababa Balderas


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'' Our people are our people, not our government ''

“How can i regret (it)? I come from the people. My people are (still) dying. The blood is flowing,” this was the response of Feyisa Lilesa – the exiled Ethiopian athlete who is in London for the London Marathon which takes place on Sunday. In an interview earlier this week with BBC Sport, the Oromo activist who shot to fame in the last Olympic Games in Rio says he will continue to protest against killings of people in the Oromia region in his country. He has rejected all talks of returning to Ethiopia citing the reason that he stands to be arrested and jailed, barred from leaving (even killed) for returning to the country. The government had assured that he will be welcomed back home as a hero having won silver in Brazil but Feyisa sought and received asylum in the United States after leaving Rio. displayAdvert("mpu_3") How can i regret (it)? I come from the people. My people are (still) dying. The blood is flowing. Lilesa, was named among the 2016 top 100 global thinkers by the US-based Foreign Policy (FP) magazine. Feyisa was classed in the group of thinkers called ‘‘the challengers.’‘ He made an anti-government gesture at the end

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