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UK Warns Ties with Ethiopia at Risk

UK Foreign secretary condemns detention of Andargachew Tsige in solitary confinement
Andargachew “Andy” is a British national of Ethiopian origin. He has been sentenced to death twice in the Ethiopian regime’s kangaroo courts and highly likely to face torture. A year has passed since he was abducted and the British Government has done absolutely nothing, other than express regrets and issue fuzzy statements, to secure his release or to ensure that he is not subjected to abuse and mistreatment. It is a shame Andargachew Tesige “Andy” is a British national in name only.

By Reuters and The Guardian,

THE British government told Ethiopia on Thursday its treatment of an imprisoned opposition figure, who is also a British national, was unacceptable and that the case risked hurting ties between the two countries.

Andargachew Tsige was sentenced to death in 2009 in absentia over his involvement with an opposition political group and another trial handed him life behind bars three years later. He was arrested in Yemen in 2014 and extradited to Ethiopia.  Continue reading UK Warns Ties with Ethiopia at Risk