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Andargachew Tsige: United Nations investigates case of Briton in death row and under toruture in Ethiopia

22 May

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Owen Bowcott, The Guardian

Yemi Hailemariam outside the Foreign Commonwealth Office to demand the release of her partner, Andargachew Tsege, who is being held in in Ethiopia. (Photo credit: Alamy)
Special rapporteur on torture asks UK and Ethiopian governments about detention of Andargachew Tsige amid claims of ill-treatment
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UK diplomats clash over Briton on death row in Ethiopia: Officials’ fury after foreign secretary claims he couldn’t ‘find time’ to help father-of-three facing execution

25 Jan

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)
by Ian Birrell, The Mail

    *   Andargachew Tsege was snatched by officials at Yemen airport last June
    *   The 59-year-old was transferred to Ethiopia where he is thought to remain
    *   Father-of-three moved to London in 1979 from native African country
    *   He was dubbed ‘Ethiopian Mandela’ after exposing government corruption
    *   Leaked emails revealed British officials’ frustration at political inaction
    *   Philip Hammond said he could not ‘find time’ for phone call on issue


An explosive row has erupted between diplomats and Ministers over their reluctance to help a British man on death row in Ethiopia.
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Justice and politics in Ethiopia: Andargachew snatched

10 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Andaragachew TsigeANDARGACHEW TSIGE, an exiled Ethiopian opposition leader with British nationality, could be facing the death penalty after apparently being arrested and sent back to his country of origin while on a trip to the Gulf. While transiting in Yemen on June 23rd, during a journey from Dubai to Eritrea, Andargachew mysteriously ended up on a plane to Ethiopia. It is believed that he was detained by Yemeni officials and handed over to members of Ethiopia’s security apparatus.
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UK warned “the clock is ticking” for British man at risk of torture in Ethiopia

9 Jul

Posted by The Ethiopia Observatory (TEO)

Amnesty International has called on the UK Government to ensure the safety of British man who is at risk of torture after being forcibly returned to Ethiopia.
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