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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Andy’s children tell the story of their dad’s kidnap

Andy’s children tell the story of their dad’s kidnap

Andy's children Yilak and Menabe are celebrating their 11th birthday today, their 4th without their Dad. In this video they tell the story of Andy's kidnap and imprisonment. Please ...

Op-Ed: The Government must help rescue British man Andy Tsege from death row

Op-Ed: The Government must help rescue British man Andy Tsege from death row

By Right Honorable Andrew Mitchell MP Thursday 26 October 2017 07:21 BST Evening Standard Inside the front cover of my passport, I am always reassured to read that the UK Governmen ...

30 London MPs call for Boris Johnson to bring back Islington dad on death row in Ethiopia

30 London MPs call for Boris Johnson to bring back Islington dad on death row in Ethiopia

By Eleanor Rose Thursday 26 October 2017 07:21 BST Evening Standard Boris Johnson is facing pressure from 30 London MPs to help free Islington resident and Arsenal fan Andy Tsege, ...

Boris Johnson urged to intervene to save Briton on death row in Ethiopia

Boris Johnson urged to intervene to save Briton on death row in Ethiopia

By Owen Bowcott, Legal affairs correspondent Tuesday 3 October 2017 17.56 BSTGuardian Heads of Law Society and Bar Council ask foreign secretary to seek release of Andargachew Tseg ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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Britain Is Too Busy Co-operating with Ethiopia On Anti-Terrorism to Help a UK Citizen On Death Row

By Oscar Rickett Published on Vice, Thursday 19th February 2015 Andargachew Tsege, known to his friends and family as Andy, is a British citizen who has been held in a secret prison in Ethiopia since June last year. The government of the East African country has used its stringent anti-terrorism laws, adapted from British and American ones, to charge Tsege with plotting a coup, and has sentence him to death ...

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Andy Tsege case: Ethiopia refuses to allow access to imprisoned British citizen

By Jonathan Owen Published on The Independent, Monday 9 February 2015 Ethiopia has refused to allow a delegation of parliamentarians to visit a British dissident facing the death penalty in the African country. Andy Tsege, who is the secretary-general of a banned Ethiopian opposition movement, was sentenced to death at a trial held in his absence in 2009. He was travelling from Dubai to Eritrea last June wh ...

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Emails raise query over Islington ‘terrorist’ held by Ethiopia

Reporter: Ayshea Buksh on BBC London Broadcast on 31st January 2015 The Ethiopian authorities have broadcast a video of a man from Islington in London, who they have been holding in secret since he was kidnapped in Yemen in June. Ethiopia claims Andargachew 'Andy' Tsege is a terrorist and sentenced him to death in absentia. But a series of internal emails from the UK's Foreign Office has now raised question ...

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Radio 4 Today programme discussing Andy’s case

Broadcast 31 January 2015 on BBC Radio 4 Today program Andargachew 'Andy' Tsege, a father of three from London and a prominent critic of the Ethiopian government, has been held in a secret location in Ethiopia since his kidnap at an airport in Yemen in June 2014. Now, the authorities in the country have broadcast a video of him, in which he appears to deny recent media reports that he has been tortured. Yem ...

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Controversial New Video Fuels Anger over British Activist Stuck on Death Row in Ethiopia

By Oscar Rickett Published on Vice, Thursday 29 January 2015 Andargachew Tsege — known to his friends as Andy — is a British citizen currently on death row in Ethiopia for allegedly plotting a coup and planning to kill Ethiopian officials as part of his leadership of the Ginbot 7 opposition movement. Earlier this month a new video featuring Tsege was released, representing the first time his family have see ...

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British MPs to visit Ethiopia in bid to secure release of Andy Tsege

By Jonathan Owen Published on The Independent, Friday 16 January 2015 A delegation of British MPs will visit Ethiopia next month in a bid to secure the release of Andargachew "Andy" Tsege, a British father of three who is under a death sentence. Mr Tsege, 59, a leading critic of the Ethiopian government who came to Britain as a political refugee more than 30 years ago, has been held in solitary confinement ...

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Family of Upper Holloway man tell David Cameron: “Do more to free kidnapped Andy”

By Andrew Johnson Published on Islington Tribune on Friday November 7 2014 THE partner of a British man kidnapped by the Ethiopian government in June and facing execution has accused Prime Minister David Cameron of not doing enough to free him because of the African nation’s central role in the fight against terrorism. Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, 59, a father of a 15-year-old daughter and ¬seven-year-old twin ...

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Vice: A British man is on death row in Ethiopia

By Oscar Rickett Published on Vice on Oct 28 2014 Andargachew Tsege, known to his friends and family as Andy, is a British citizen from Ethiopia. He came to this country as a political refugee in 1979. Now he's back there, locked up and possibly being tortured for being a political dissident and the UK stands accused of not doing enough to help. Tsege is the secretary general of Ginbot 7 – an opposition gro ...

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Reprieve: UK halts aid to Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers as FCO challenged on inaction

Reprieve Press Release 17th October 2014 A UK-funded aid programme to senior security forces in Ethiopa appears to have been placed on hold, amid criticism of Government inaction on the abduction, rendition and possible torture by Ethiopia of a British citizen. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege (59), a father of three from London, was seized in June this year while in transit in Yemen. He has since spent nearly four ...

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UK taxpayer money used to train Andargachew’s captors

Government using taxpayer's money to train Ethiopia's security forces while British man is held there on death row Exclusive: The 59-year-old sought asylum in Britain in 1979 after being threatened by Ethiopian authorities over his political beliefs Chris Green Senior Reporter Published on The Independent at Thursday 02 October 2014 Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, from London, was seized at an airport in Yemen on ...

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UK security aid may have funded Brit’s Ethiopian kidnappers

Reprieve Press Release 3rd October 2014 British taxpayers' money is being used to provide Masters-level training for Ethiopian security sector officials, despite that country's recent kidnapping of a British citizen, it has emerged. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege, a father of three from London, was travelling to Eritrea in June this year when he was seized during a stopover in Yemen. He was later rendered to Ethi ...

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EU Human Rights Committee holds hearing on Andargachew Tsege’s Illegal Detention

EU Human Rights Committee held a hearing on 24th September 2014 about Andargachew Tsege a UK citizen's illegal rendition from Yemen and subsequent detention at unknown location in Ethiopia. The committee also discussed the unjust detention of the Zone 9 bloggers. Chairperson Elena VALENCIANO MARTÍNEZ-OROZCO began the hearing by telling the committee since the committee’s visit in July 2013, they have been v ...

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London Protester’s Blog

5th September 2014 On the 5th of September 2014, a large number of us descended on Trafalgar Square to demand the UK government bring back Andargachew Tsege a British citizen who was abducted in Yemen rendered to Ethiopia on 23rd June 2014. Our final destination was Parliament Square in front of House of Commons with a stopover at Downing Street and Foreign and Commonwealth Office. We marched from Trafalgar ...

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