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U.S. Congressman Rohrabacher: Ethiopia MUST Release Andargachew Tsige

"Mr. Andargachew MUST be released without delay and allowed to return home." - Congressman D. Rohrabacher
“Mr. Andargachew MUST be released without delay and allowed to return home.” – Congressman D. Rohrabacher

By Dana Rohrabacher (Rep.),

REPUBLICAN Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia’s prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition leader with British citizenship who last month was extradicted to the African nation from Yemen under questionable circumstances.

In a letter to Prime Minister Hailemarian Desalegn, the California Republican wrote:  Continue reading U.S. Congressman Rohrabacher: Ethiopia MUST Release Andargachew Tsige

British Government Confirms Opposition Leader now in Ethiopian Government Hands

UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, confirms the extradition of Andargachew Tsege to Ethiopia

By Martin Plaut,

THE position of Andargachew Tsege is now clear: he is being held by the Ethiopian government after being illegally extradited from Yemen. Mr Andargachew, a British subject, now faces torture and possible death, since he was found guilty of treason in absentia. This is a statement from a spokesman for Britain’s the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Continue reading British Government Confirms Opposition Leader now in Ethiopian Government Hands

UK Stands Accused over Extradition of Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen

By Martin Plaut,

THE Foreign Office has been accused of failing to act to prevent the extradition to Ethiopia of an opposition leader facing the death penalty.

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, is secretary general of an exiled Ethiopian opposition movement, Ginbot 7. He was arrested at Sana’a airport on 23 June by the Yemeni security services while in transit between the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea.

“The British knew he was being held in Yemen for almost a week but they did nothing,” said Ephrem Madebo, a spokesman for Ginbot 7. “We are extremely worried about Mr Andargachew, because the Ethiopians kill at will.”  Continue reading UK Stands Accused over Extradition of Ethiopian Opposition Leader