Campaign to free and return to UK British man Andargachew Tsege who kidnapped while in-transit in Yemen and rendered to Ethiopia. He still is illegally detained in Ethiopia! We are campaigning for the release and safe return to UK of a man who was advocating for democracy in Ethiopia!
Andy Tsege in Ethiopia Case: Daughter, 9, in Legal Bid to Return Death-Row Dad

Andy Tsege in Ethiopia Case: Daughter, 9, in Legal Bid to Return Death-Row Dad

by Cassandra Vinograd Friday 27 May 2016 As reported on NBC It's not every day that a 9-year-old American girl takes the British government to court. But for Menabe Andargachew, it ...

Andy Tsege: Britain helps fund Ethiopian regime holding UK activist on death row

Andy Tsege: Britain helps fund Ethiopian regime holding UK activist on death row

By Jonathan Owen | Sunday 20 March 2016 Published on the Independent The UK Government is using taxpayers’ money to bolster the Ethiopian security forces responsible for the impris ...

Free our dad! Children demand action at Downing Street protest

Free our dad! Children demand action at Downing Street protest

By KOOS COUVÉE Published on Islington Tribune, Friday 12th February 2016 THE family of a Holloway man being held as a political prisoner in his native Ethiopia were joined by suppo ...

Children’s Happy Birthday message to their father

Children’s Happy Birthday message to their father

9th of February 2016 was Andargachew's birthday. The children haven't seen their father for over a year and half. They have made a film for him telling him what he has missed since ...

EU parliament passes resolution urging Ethiopian government to release Andargachew Tsege from prison

EU parliament passes resolution urging Ethiopian government to release Andargachew Tsege from prison

On the 21st January 2016 EU parliament passed a resolution asking EU National Andargachew Tsege be released immediately. The European Parliament on point #N stated that “N. whereas ...

Watch 8 year old Menabe talking about her letter to Queen Elizabeth

Watch 8 year old Menabe talking about her letter to Queen Elizabeth

Broadcast on ITV News London on 17th December 2015 Watch 8 year old Menabe Andargachew talking about her letter to Queen Elizabeth asking for her help in bring back her father Anda ...

British Man Andy Tsege’s human rights can’t be sacrificed in the name of ‘prosperity’

British Man Andy Tsege’s human rights can’t be sacrificed in the name of ‘prosperity’

Yemi Hailemariam I was very distressed to read the Independent article "Human rights are no longer a 'top priority' for the Government, says Foreign Office chief" on 2nd October 20 ...

Andy Tsege in Ethiopia Case: Daughter, 9, in Legal Bid to Return Death-Row Dad

by Cassandra Vinograd Friday 27 May 2016 As reported on NBC It's not every day that a 9-year-old American girl takes the British government to court. But for Menabe Andargachew, it's a matter of life and death: her father's. Andargachew "Andy" Tsege disappeared while catching a connecting flight through Yemen in June 2014. The political activist was snatched and forcibly taken to Ethiopia, where he had been ...

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Andy Tsege: Britain helps fund Ethiopian regime holding UK activist on death row

By Jonathan Owen | Sunday 20 March 2016 Published on the Independent The UK Government is using taxpayers’ money to bolster the Ethiopian security forces responsible for the imprisonment of a 60-year-old Briton facing the death sentence, it can be revealed. Human rights groups have condemned the British Government after using Freedom of Information laws to uncover the fact the UK is spending hundreds of tho ...

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Free our dad! Children demand action at Downing Street protest

By KOOS COUVÉE Published on Islington Tribune, Friday 12th February 2016 THE family of a Holloway man being held as a political prisoner in his native Ethiopia were joined by supporters and ­ cam­paigners at a vigil in Westminster on Tuesday. They lit candles and sang Happy Birthday outside 10 Downing Street to mark the 61st birthday of father-of-three Andy Tsege, a British national and democracy campaigner ...

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EU parliament passes resolution urging Ethiopian government to release Andargachew Tsege from prison

On the 21st January 2016 EU parliament passed a resolution asking EU National Andargachew Tsege be released immediately. The European Parliament on point #N stated that “N. whereas Andargachew Tsege, a British-Ethiopian citizen and leader of an opposition party living in exile, was arrested in June 2014; whereas Mr Tsege had been condemned to death several years earlier in his absence, and has been on death ...

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British Man Andy Tsege’s human rights can’t be sacrificed in the name of ‘prosperity’

Yemi Hailemariam I was very distressed to read the Independent article "Human rights are no longer a 'top priority' for the Government, says Foreign Office chief" on 2nd October 2015. My family is the human face and the victim of this policy! My partner, Andargachew “Andy” Tsege – a British man was kidnapped in Yemen and illegally rendered to Ethiopia in June 2014 where he has been held for over 15 months i ...

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Helawit Hailemariam, daughter of detained British national Andy Tsege, wins Liberty Young Person Award 2015

Helawit, aged 16, has won the prestigious Christine Jackson Young Person Award at the Liberty Human Rights Awards 2015 for her work in co-developing the play “Ask” along with four of her close friends at the Islington Community Theatre. The play forms part of Helawit’s family’s campaign to pressure the British Government to ask for the release of her father, democracy activist Andargachew Tsege, who is bein ...

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British Political Prisoner Moved to Ethiopian ‘Gulag’

By Oscar Rickett Published on Vice, Thursday 10th September 2015 British citizen Andargachew Tsege, facing a death sentence in Ethiopia for spurious terrorism charges, has been moved from a secret detention centre in Ethiopia to a notorious federal prison in the African nation's capital, VICE News can exclusively reveal. Longtime democracy campaigner Tsege has now been captive for more than a year without a ...

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US and European officials urge Ethiopia to release Andy Tsege

By Amel Ahmed Published on Al Jazeera America on August 7, 2015 1:30PM ET Politicians from the United States, United Kingdom and the European Union have sent a letter to Ethiopian Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn urging the release of British citizen Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, a political activist who has been held incommunicado for more than a year and has been sentenced to death. The father of three was ...

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Rights groups criticize Obama for calling Ethiopia’s election ‘democratic’

By Robyn Dixon Published on LA Times on July 28, 2015, 12:33 PM |Reporting from Johannesburg, South Africa As a democracy, Ethiopia is far removed from the ideal that President Obama spelled out for Africa in his first trip as president to the continent in 2009.. Visiting Ghana then, Obama famously said Africa needed strong institutions, not strongmen. Human rights groups had expressed concern about Obama's ...

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Barack Obama in AU

Barack Obama speaking at the AU, speaking directly to Ethiopian government stating that if you are suppressing journalists, activists and crack down on civil society then "you only have democracy in name only but not substance". MayaFoa of Reprieve discussing AndyTsege, a British man abducted in Yemen and is held in an unknown prison Ethiopia. ...

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UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention calls for Andargachew Tsege’s immediate release

UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention released an opinion on Andargachew Tsige (Tsege) 's illegal detention in Ethiopia. In the report, it concludes that the ”adequate remedy would be to release Mr Tsige and afford him adequate compensation.” The group also “call for all States to cooperate with the Working Groups to take account of its views and, where necessary, to take appropriate Steps to remedy the s ...

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I need my dad to be here, pleads daughter of ‘Ethiopian Mandela’ as she stars in play dramatising plight of kidnapped father

By KOOS COUVÉE Published on Islington Tribune, Friday 26th June 2015 IMAGINE celebrating your 16th birthday while your loving dad, who has committed no crime, is on death row 4,000 miles away in a jail where you fear he may be tortured. This scenario is in fact reality for Helawit “Holly” Hailemariam, 15, from Clerkenwell, whose father, Andargachew Tsege, a British man from Holloway and a prominent oppositi ...

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Philip Hammond warns Ethiopia over treatment of Briton on death row

Foreign secretary condemns detention of Andargachew Tsige in solitary confinement with no access to consular help or right to appeal By Owen Bowcott Published on The Guardian, Thursday 25th June 2015 The treatment of a Briton on death row in Ethiopia is threatening to undermine the country’s relationship with the UK, the foreign secretary has warned. In an unusually blunt statement, Philip Hammond has calle ...

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A Year On from His Kidnap, a British Man Is Still On Death Row in Ethiopia

By Oscar Rickett Published on Vice, Thursday 25th June 2015 This week marks a year since British citizen Andargachew Tsege was seized by Ethiopian agents at an airport in Yemen, flown to Ethiopia and imprisoned in a still unknown facility. Tsege, known to his friends as Andy, grew up in Ethiopia but moved to the United Kingdom, where he was granted citizenship, in 1979. He is a member of the Ethiopian oppos ...

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UN investigates Briton on death row in Ethiopia

By Owen Bowcott Published on The Guardian, Friday 22nd May 2015 The detention of a British citizen held on death row in Ethiopia for almost a year is being investigated by the United Nations official responsible for preventing torture. Andargachew Tsege was arrested last June while in transit through Yemen’s main airport and forcibly removed to Addis Ababa. He is the leader of an opposition party and had be ...

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