Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Seven Eritrean cyclists flee to Ethiopia

(October 19, 2015 (ADDIS ABABA))--In the latest sign of discontent with the regime in Eritrea, seven of the 14 higher division Eritrean cyclist team has fled to neighbouring Ethiopia.

The latest defection comes only few days after ten football players from the Eritrean national team sought political asylum in Botswana after they lost 3-1 to the host nation in a qualifier match for the 2018 World Cup.

According to Sources, the group of Eritrean cyclists managed flee to Ethiopia risking their life to cross the heavily patrolled borders of the country.

Up on arrival, the Eritrean team was welcomed by the local officials at Tigray region, bordering Eritrea, and are currently sheltered at Enda Abba Guna, a temporary refugee processing center, in the northern Ethiopia region. Read more from Sudan Tribune

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