Andargachew Tsige, Ginbot 7 Sec. General, under detention in Yemen

1 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Ato Andargachew Tsige, Secretary-General of Ginbot 7 – an Ethiopian opposition group claiming to wage an armed struggle from Eritrea against the TPLF regime in Addis Abeba has found himself under detention while in transit through Yemen, according to information released Monday by the group.

The statement indicated that the leadership of Ginbot 7 has been in contact with Yemeni authorities for a week now, without much success though, to get its secretary-general released. It has especially pleaded with Yemen not to hand him over to Ethiopia, where his life could be jeopardized.

It is not clear whether Saana authorities were tipped off Andargachew’s transiting via Yemen by Eritrea, Ethiopia or other any interested sources, or if Yemen established – an unlikely scenario, his identity from travel his manifest.

The angry Ginbot 7 statement has vehemently denied that its secretary-general has any business in Yemen, because of which Saana has no justification to keep him under detention.

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