Tag Archives: Andargachew Tsege

Ethiopia: Hundreds of combatants of resistance group return home

ESAT News (September 3, 2018) Hundreds of soldiers for Patriotic Ginbot 7, an armed group that was based in Eritrea, have returned home in the last few days. The move follows a decision by Patriotic Ginbot 7 to lay down arms and carry out a peaceful political struggle after a call by Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed to all opposition groups, ...

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    Ethiopia: Group suspends armed operations

    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 22, 2018) An armed opposition group announced that it has unilaterally suspended all operations using firearms to show its support for the ongoing political changes undertaken by a reformist group within the ruling party, spearheaded by the new Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. “As of today June 22, 2018, Patriotic Ginbot 7 has suspended all ...

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      Ethiopia: Andy Tsege says PM puts his job on the line for his release

      by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 14, 2018) A high profile Ethiopian political prisoner recently released after four years in jail said the country’s Prime Minister told him that he had threatened to resign from his post if the ruling party would not release him. The death row prisoner, Andargachew (Andy) Tsege, told the BBC’s Hardtalk Zeinab Badawi that he ...

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        “I suspected they could just kill me and dump me somewhere” Andy Tsege

        “I suspected they could just kill me and dump me somewhere” Andy Tsege, the Ethiopian political prisoner released last week said in an interview on Victoria live. “I suspected they could just kill me and dump me somewhere” British national Andy Tsege spent four years on death row in Ethiopia after he was accused of being a terrorist. Now he ...

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          PM Abiy Ahmed played very decisive role for my release, says Andy Tsege

          by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (June 1, 2018) Andargachew Tsege has been reunited with his family in London in an emotional welcome at the Heathrow Airport where Ethiopians came out in huge numbers to celebrate his release after four years of imprisonment. Upon arrival, Andy acknowledged Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed for playing a key role to get him released. He ...

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            Andargachew Tsege says PM spoke to him on various issues

            by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 30, 2018) Andargachew Tsege, a political prisoner who was on death row and released yesterday after four years of imprisonment, said Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed spoke to him on a number of issues. He however told ESAT on a phone interview that he would not give details of the discussions with the PM. “I ...

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              Ethiopia: Andargachew Tsege walks free

              By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 29, 2018) Ethiopia’s high profile political prisoner was freed today and welcomed at his residence by a jubilant crowd. The leader of an opposition movement, Andargachew Tsege, was kidnapped at a Yemeni airport in June 2014 in a joint operation by the Yemeni and Ethiopian intelligence and was held in solitary confinement until his ...

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                Ethiopians await release of high profile political prisoner

                By Engidu Woldie ESAT News (May 28, 2018) A high profile political prisoners is expected to walk free today after four years of solitary confinement. The leader of an opposition group based abroad, Andargachew Tsege was kidnapped at the Yemeni airport in June 2014, in a joint operation by the Yemeni and Ethiopian intelligence. He was sentenced to death in ...

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                  Ethiopia: Social media campaign demands release of political prisoner

                  ESAT News (May 7, 2018) A three-day social media campaign is underway calling for the release of Andargachew Tsege, a leading political figure detained in Ethiopia. Andy Tsege, a vocal critique of the Ethiopian regime and a leader of an opposition party, was kidnapped at the Yemeni airport four years ago and rendered to Ethiopian authorities. The British father of ...

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                    Ethiopia: Euphoria and mixed feelings as prisoners of conscience walk free

                    by Engidu Woldie ESAT News (February 14, 2018) A number of political prisoners were freed today and were welcomed at the gates of Ethiopia’s notorious jails by thousands of people, a scene that is uncommon in a country that holds unarguably the highest number of prisoners of conscience anywhere. Thousands of people have gathered at the gates of Kaliti and ...

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