Tag Archives: Andy 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: 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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                Trade Secretary fails British father on death row in Ethiopia

                ESAT News (November 23, 2017) The International Trade Secretary, Liam Fox, has admitted he did not raise the case of a British father on death row in Ethiopia at an official meeting with the Ethiopian Prime Minister earlier this month, according to Reprieve, an international human rights organization that is following the case. Asked directly about the case of Andargachew ...

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                  British International Development Secretary urges his govt secure release of Andy Tsige

                  ESAT News (October 31, 2017) Urging his government to get the release of Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian born British citizen on death row in Ethiopia, British International Development Secretary, Andrew Mitchell, said he is “confident a solution can be found to get Andy home to his partner and three children in London by Christmas.” In a commentary published in the ...

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                    British lawyers urge Foreign Secretary to call for Andargachew Tsige’s release

                    ESAT News (October 4, 2017) Two British legal professional associations urge the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Boris Johnson, to call for the release of Andargachew Tsige, an opposition figure in death row in Ethiopia. The president of the Law Society, Joe Egan, and the chair of the Bar Council, Andrew Langdon QC, have written to the ...

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