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UK Stands Accused over Extradition of Ethiopian Opposition Leader

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