Ethiopia ‘hero’ runner gets asylum donations after Oromo protest sign

A crowd-funding campaign has raised more than $40,000 (£30,000) to help Ethiopia’s Olympic marathon silver medallist Feyisa Lilesa seek asylum.

He crossed his hands above his head as he finished the race – a gesture made by Ethiopia’s Oromo people who have suffered brutal police crackdowns.

He says he may be killed if he goes home but Ethiopia’s government says he will be welcomed as a hero.

However, state media is not showing photos of him crossing the line.