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Ginbot 7 Secretary-General Andargachew Tsige Pardoned

Andargachew Tsige was abducted with the active cooperation of the now doomed Yemeni government in 2014
The Ethiopia-born British national opposition leader was abducted with the active cooperation of the now doomed Yemeni government in 2014 while in transit to Eritrea.

BY AARON MAASHO | REUTERS

Ethiopia pardoned on Saturday an opposition leader with British citizenship who had been sentenced to death, the latest in a series of pardons and releases of jailed dissidents announced in the wake of years of violent unrest. Continue reading Ginbot 7 Secretary-General Andargachew Tsige Pardoned

UK Diplomats Clash Over Andargachew Tsige

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

US Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Ethiopian Embassy Gunman

SAFE INSIDE HIS CAVE? Trigger-happy embassy gunman Solomon Tadesse “Wedi Weyni” can be arrested should he return to the US or should he dare to travel to a country that signs extradition agreement with the US.

By Abebe Gellaw,

THE United States Attorney’s Office has obtained an arrest warrant in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia for the Ethiopian embassy gunman, Solomon Tadess Gebre Silasse. The security attache, who dramatically shot at peaceful protesters at the Ethiopian embassy, fled to Ethiopia to escape prosecution.

Bill Miller, Public Information Officer at U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Columbia, told this reporter that the office obtained the arrest warrant after it filed criminal charges of assault with intent to kill while armed in connection with a shooting incident on September 29 at the Embassy of Ethiopia. “The charge carries a statutory maximum of 30 years,” he said. Continue reading US Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Ethiopian Embassy Gunman

Woyane Television’s Latest Guest – Andargachew Tsige

Two weeks after the arrest, Ethiopian regime were confident enough to put Andargachew on national television to prove they got their sworn enemy.

By Hindessa Abdul,

SECRETARY general of the outlawed Ethiopian opposition group Ginbot 7, Andargachew Tsige, was detained in the Yemeni capital Sana’a on June 24; and if we have to believe the official version, he was extradited to the security officials in Addis the same day.

Yemen, which never misses the top ten spot on the annual failed states index, seemed unable to contain the pressure of holding an opposition leader of a foreign country. They quickly dumped him over to his nemesis who already handed him a couple of death sentences. Worrying about international conventions and treaties is a luxury the Arabian Peninsula nation can hardly afford.  Continue reading Woyane Television’s Latest Guest – Andargachew Tsige

British Government Confirms Opposition Leader now in Ethiopian Government Hands

UK Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for International Development, Lynne Featherstone, confirms the extradition of Andargachew Tsege to Ethiopia

By Martin Plaut,

THE position of Andargachew Tsege is now clear: he is being held by the Ethiopian government after being illegally extradited from Yemen. Mr Andargachew, a British subject, now faces torture and possible death, since he was found guilty of treason in absentia. This is a statement from a spokesman for Britain’s the Foreign and Commonwealth Office. Continue reading British Government Confirms Opposition Leader now in Ethiopian Government Hands

UK Stands Accused over Extradition of Ethiopian Opposition Leader

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen

By Martin Plaut,

THE Foreign Office has been accused of failing to act to prevent the extradition to Ethiopia of an opposition leader facing the death penalty.

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, is secretary general of an exiled Ethiopian opposition movement, Ginbot 7. He was arrested at Sana’a airport on 23 June by the Yemeni security services while in transit between the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea.

“The British knew he was being held in Yemen for almost a week but they did nothing,” said Ephrem Madebo, a spokesman for Ginbot 7. “We are extremely worried about Mr Andargachew, because the Ethiopians kill at will.”  Continue reading UK Stands Accused over Extradition of Ethiopian Opposition Leader