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UK Diplomats Clash Over Andargachew Tsige

Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said he could not ‘find time’ for a phone call to raise the issue and did not want to send a ‘negative’ letter
WHAT A WIMP. Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond (R) said he could not ‘find time’ for a phone call to raise the issue and did not want to send a ‘negative’ letter either.  Andargachew’s wife Yemi Hailemariam (L)

By Ian Birrell,

AN EXPLOSIVE row has erupted between diplomats and Ministers over their reluctance to help a British man on death row in Ethiopia.

A series of extraordinary emails, obtained by The Mail on Sunday, reveal officials’ increasing frustration at political inaction over Andargachew Tsege.

Tsege, 59, a father-of-three from London, was snatched at an airport in Yemen last June and illegally rendered to Ethiopia. There are concerns he may have been tortured. Continue reading UK Diplomats Clash Over Andargachew Tsige