This is a photo of Ciham Ali Ahmed. She was born in Los Angeles, USA in 1997 and spent her childhood in Eritrea. She is a citizen of both countries.
Ciham has disappeared! Amnesty International thinks she is in an Eritrean jail today. If enough of us ask the government where she is, maybe she will return safely to her family.
Ciham’s father used to be a minister in Eritrea’s government. He left his position and his country in December 2012. Ciham and her uncle Hassan tried to leave too but they were caught at the border with Sudan and arrested on December 8, 2012.
One month later, soldiers tried to take over the government. Government leaders thought Ciham’s father
supported the soldiers’ action. Since he had left Eritrea and they couldn’t arrest him, Amnesty International thinks the government captured Ciham and her uncle to punish him. Well, that’s not fair, is it?
That’s not all.