Dear Secretary of State
Ciham Ali, a US citizen born in Los Angeles and raised in Eritrea, has been missing since December 8th, 2012.
The teenager who dreamt of becoming a fashion designer was arrested at the Eritrean border when she was 15. Her arrest appears to be in retaliation against her father’s suspected involvement in a coup attempt on the Eritrean government. Nine years on and no one knows where Ciham is.
Eritrea is notorious for imprisoning people in underground containers where they torture, starve or even kill them. The US government must act now.
Please use your influence and speak out for Ciham: demand her immediate and unconditional release.