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.
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 ...

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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Andargachew’s Birthday @ Downing Street 9th February 2015

Andy Tsege spent his 60th birthday in secret detention in Ethiopia. On his birthday, with Jeremy Corbyn MP, we presented a petition to Downing Street demanding action by the British government to secure his release. Even though Andy is locked away from his family, we wanted it to be a celebration – so we had birthday cake and balloons outside Downing Street. The children from our kid’s school even came to s ...

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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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