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Journalist Aaron Berhane's political/love story

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Aaron Berhane invested years of his life to improving the lives of Eritreans and holding the government to account. But when the political winds shifted, the newspaper he ran, Setite, was shut down, and his life work was silenced. As journalists and editors were rounded up and put in jail, Berhane fled, leaving his wife and kids behind. His fight for justice started out as a political story, but his flight from persecution turned out to be a love story.