- Ethiopian marathon runner made a protest gesture at Rio finish line
- Feyisa Lilesa says the Ethiopian government persecutes the Oromo people
- He fears being killed or imprisoned if he returns to Ethiopia
Awol K. Allo is LSE Fellow in Human Rights at the Centre for the Study of Human Rights. He writes on the issues behind several months of protests by Ethiopia's largest ethnic group, the Oromos. Around 100 people died following clashes with security forces and demonstrators at the weekend, according to Amnesty International.
The opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author.
London (CNN)Body signs and gestures can be misinterpreted or misrecognized by those to who they are directed. They may also be used in radically different ways and in new and unexpected places.