Yemen Detains Ethiopian Opposition Leader while Returning to Eritrea

Mr. Andargachew Tsege who holds British citizenship was travelling with a UK passport at the time of his detention and he presents no threat to Yemen or to the Yemeni authorities. So why the unlawful and unwarranted detention then?
Mr. Andargachew Tsege who holds British citizenship was travelling with a UK passport at the time of his detention and he presents no threat to Yemen or to the Yemeni authorities. So why the unlawful and unwarranted detention then?

By World Bulletin,

YEMENI security forces have detained an Ethiopian opposition leader at Sanaa international airport.

Andargachew Tsegie, second-in-command of Ginbot 7 opposition movement, was arrested while in transit at Sanaa International Airport on June 23, 2014, on his way to Eritrea, the movement said on its official website. 

The opposition movement said that efforts with Yemeni authorities to get Andargachew released were fruitless.

It remains unclear why the Ethiopian opposition leader was arrested by Yemeni authorities.

There was no comment from Yemeni or Ethiopian authorities on Andargachew’s detention.

Andargachew has been serving as the Secretary General of the organization since it was founded in 2008.

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