A campaign to free and return to UK a British father Andargachew "Andy" Tsege who was kidnapped on 23rd June 2014 while in-transit in Yemen International airport and rendered to Ethiopia. He is still in illegal detention in Ethiopia! He is a man who is advocating democratic government in Ethiopia.
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Reprieve say Theresa May must act over British Father on Ethiopian death row for 3 years

Reprieve say Theresa May must act over British Father on Ethiopian death row for 3 years

23rd June 2017 marks three years since British Father Andy Tsege was first illegally kidnapped from an international airport and rendered to Ethiopia’s death row. Andy’s partner, Y ...

Fundraiser for Free Andy Tsege Campaign: Laugh for Freedom

Fundraiser for Free Andy Tsege Campaign: Laugh for Freedom

Come along to Laugh for Freedom in support of the reversal of this local and international human rights injustice. Buy Ticket Please join us for an evening of stand-up comedy in ai ...

General Election 2017: The Maidenhead candidate from Islington who made Theresa May’s night even more awkward

General Election 2017: The Maidenhead candidate from Islington who made Theresa May’s night even more awkward

By James Morris 9th May 2017 Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t the only Islington candidate haunting Theresa May last night – after the partner of abducted Andy Tsege came face to face with the ...

General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead

General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead

By James Morris 15 May 2017 09:51 Islington Gazette The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted to ...

The voices calling for Andy Tsege’s freedom on 1000th day

The voices calling for Andy Tsege’s freedom on 1000th day

As Andy Tsege spent his 1,000th day illegally held on death row in Ethiopia, the Foreign Office was met with a song of protest. Gutsy Girls from Andy's kids school sang loudly a so ...

Will this British Citizen on Death Row in Ethiopia ever walk free?

Will this British Citizen on Death Row in Ethiopia ever walk free?

By Conor Gaffey 3/4/17 at 3:30 AM Newsweek Six months after her partner Andargachew Tsege was abducted at an airport in Yemen in June 2014, Yemi Hailemariam says she remembers her ...

‘BRING HIM HOME’ Family of Brit activist on death row in Ethiopia slam Foreign Office for not doing enough to save the dad-of-three

‘BRING HIM HOME’ Family of Brit activist on death row in Ethiopia slam Foreign Office for not doing enough to save the dad-of-three

By BRITTANY VONOW 24th January 2017, 11:45 AM, The Sun THE family of a Brit activist facing the death sentence in Ethiopia have slammed the Foreign Office for not doing enough to f ...

Fundraiser for Free Andy Tsege Campaign: Laugh for Freedom

Come along to Laugh for Freedom in support of the reversal of this local and international human rights injustice. Buy Ticket Please join us for an evening of stand-up comedy in aid of the Free Andy Tsege campaign. Sara Pascoe (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week) hosts a fantastic line-up including Carl Donnelly (Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week) and Jeremy Hardy (The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Ha ...

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General Election 2017: The Maidenhead candidate from Islington who made Theresa May’s night even more awkward

By James Morris 9th May 2017 Jeremy Corbyn wasn’t the only Islington candidate haunting Theresa May last night – after the partner of abducted Andy Tsege came face to face with the Prime Minister at Maidenhead’s election count. Yemi Hailemariam, of St John Street, Finsbury, stood in Ms May’s constituency to raise awareness of Andy’s continued illegal imprisonment in Ethiopia, and the Prime Minister’s percei ...

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General Election 2017: Partner of abducted Andy Tsege stands against Theresa May in Maidenhead

By James Morris 15 May 2017 09:51 Islington Gazette The partner of abducted Upper Holloway man Andy Tsege feels so hopeless about his illegal imprisonment that she has resorted to standing against the Prime Minister in next month’s general election. Yemi Hailemariam, of St John Street, is standing in Theresa May’s Maidenhead constituency. Her ultimate aim is to secure a meeting with Mrs May, nearly three ye ...

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The voices calling for Andy Tsege’s freedom on 1000th day

As Andy Tsege spent his 1,000th day illegally held on death row in Ethiopia, the Foreign Office was met with a song of protest. Gutsy Girls from Andy's kids school sang loudly a song specially penned to remember him on the day Strong Strong is our song, Andy in prison. That's so wrong. He is British. Bring him home now. One thousand days too long. They also sang "Something Inside So Strong". The protest org ...

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Will this British Citizen on Death Row in Ethiopia ever walk free?

By Conor Gaffey 3/4/17 at 3:30 AM Newsweek Six months after her partner Andargachew Tsege was abducted at an airport in Yemen in June 2014, Yemi Hailemariam says she remembers her phone ringing. It was around 8 a.m. on a Sunday morning in December 2014, six month she had last heard from her partner. “He’s on the phone and I’m like, ‘Where are you?’ He says, ‘I’m still there,’” Hailemariam, 48, tells Newswee ...

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‘BRING HIM HOME’ Family of Brit activist on death row in Ethiopia slam Foreign Office for not doing enough to save the dad-of-three

By BRITTANY VONOW 24th January 2017, 11:45 AM, The Sun THE family of a Brit activist facing the death sentence in Ethiopia have slammed the Foreign Office for not doing enough to free him after spending a third Christmas without him. Father-of-three Andargachew, known as Andy, Tsege was kidnapped in June 2014 and held in secret detention for more than a year after being sentenced to death in 2009 for being ...

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UK Parliamentarians debate Andy Tsege’s case

UK Parliamentarians debate "Andy Tsege and other British Nationals imprisoned abroad". The debate which was on Tuesday 20 December 2016 9.30am -11.00 am in Westminster Hall was secured by Rt Hon Tom Brake MP, Lib Dem Foreign Affairs Spokesman d Chief Whip. Many MPs clearly stated that what has happened to UK national Andy Tsege was unacceptable and illegal. ...

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Britain must help citizens held unlawfully in foreign jails

RED BOX: COMMENT by Rt Hon Tom Brake, MP on December 21 2016, The Times This festive period, hundreds of thousands of British citizens will be travelling home to their families or going on holiday. You would expect such a trip to be uneventful: why would anything go wrong? For some British citizens however, what happened while they were abroad has turned their lives upside down in a way many of us couldn’t ...

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Boris Johnson Is ‘Comfortable’ With My Partner’s Kidnap, Torture And Death Sentence

My British partner, Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, has spent over two years on Ethiopia’s death row for daring to speak out against one of Africa’s most brutal dictatorships. By Yemi Hailemariam Tuesday 13 September 2016 Blog published on Huffington Post Last week I went to the High Court in London with our three children for a hearing about how the Foreign Office has handled Andy’s case. The court said it could ...

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PM defends FCO over death-row Brit, amid criticisms

Reprieve Press Release - 6th July 2016 The Prime Minister has told MPs that he is “working with” the Ethiopian government to “resolve” the case of a British man who was kidnapped by Ethiopian forces and rendered to the country’s death row over two years ago. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege – a father of three from London who is active in Ethiopian opposition politics – was abducted at an airport on 23rd June 2014 ...

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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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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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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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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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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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