Nine year old daughter of Andargachew Tsige sues the UK government

Menabe Andargachew

Menabe Andargachew (Photo: Cassandra Vinograd / NBC News)


ESAT News (May 27, 2016)

The daughter of Andargachew Tsige, kidnapped by the Ethiopian regime in 2014 at Yemeni airport and in death row in Ethiopia has sued the British government, according to Reprieve, an organization that’s campaigning for his release.

“Lawyers for Menabe Andargachew, 9, a joint US-UK citizen living in London, have begun judicial review proceedings against the British Foreign Office over ministers’ handling of the case of her father, Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege,” the report said.

Minabe “has launched legal action against the UK Government, for its refusal to request his return,” said Reprieve.

“My mom said he’s been sentenced to death,” Menabe told NBC News as her chin quivers. “I just don’t know if we can get him back in time.”

The UN’s Human Rights Council’s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention and the European Parliament have previously called for Mr. Tsege’s release, as have US members of Congress. In a statement published today by NBC News, Senator Ben Cardin, who sits on the US Foreign Relations Committee, said “Mr. Tsege’s grave case is one of many that gives cause for concern.”