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Fikru Maru

Fikru Maru

Fikru Maru - Image

Fikru Maru - Image

Fikru Maru (born 24 December 1950) **** is an Ethiopian cardiologist, former combat pilot and former political prisoner.

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Maru fled Ethiopia in 1975 to Sweden where he trained in cardiology and internal medicine in Eskilstuna.

He became adept in pacemaker surgeries and coronary angiograms, developing prolific skills in surgery.

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He married Meseret Megistu in 1986 and had two daughters, Emy and Fikirte.

In the late 1990s Maru became a chief physician at the heart clinic at Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm.

Later he made several medical breakthroughs at Saint Goeran Hospital and was known as one of Sweden's top cardiologists.

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Maru founded a clinic in Addis Ababa in 2003 and later in 2007 a full-service cardiac hospital in an attempt to provide the Ethiopian people a service the government could not provide.

The hospital became profitable in 2009 and hosted Swedish doctors and performing more than 100 advanced cardiac procedures per year.

[1] Maru was arrested and imprisoned by the Ethiopian government, allegedly because of his knowledge of corruption in 2013.

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In May 2018, Maru was released after years in an Ethiopian prison with the assistance of the activisim of the Swedish Doctors for Human Rights.

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Citation Linkwww.youtube.comFive years of suffering have come to an end.Dr. Fikru Maru is now a free man.
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