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Mr. Andargachew Tsige

Ethiopian Activist, Ethiopian Activist

Amnesty International

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Background Information

Employment History

SPREP

Oromummaa

Affiliations

Secretary-General
Ginbot 7

Secretary
Awramba Times

Representative
CUD

Web References (200 Total References)


Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture – Amnesty International | Official Site for Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy

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Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture – Amnesty International | Read More Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture - Amnesty International | Official Site for Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy

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Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture - Amnesty International
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Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian political activist in exile, appears to have been arrested in transit in Yemen on 24 June and forcibly returned to Ethiopia. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment. Andargachew Tsige is a British national of Ethiopian origin and Secretary-General of Ginbot 7, an outlawed Ethiopian opposition group. He disappeared on 24 June at Sana'a airport in Yemen, while in transit between the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea. Although no official statements have been released by the Yemeni or Ethiopian authorities about his current whereabouts, human rights activists in Yemen told Amnesty International that he was forcibly returned to Ethiopia the same day he landed after being detained at the Sana'a airport.
He is at high risk of torture and other ill-treatment in Ethiopia, where political detainees are frequently tortured in order to extract information and confessions. His incommunicado detention in an unknown location increases this risk.
Ginbot 7 is one of five organisations proscribed as terrorist organisations by the Ethiopian parliament in 2011. In 2012, Andargachew Tsige was prosecuted in absentia on terrorism charges (alongside journalist and prisoner of conscience Eskinder Nega, and others) and sentenced to life imprisonment.
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Please write immediately in Amharic, English or your own language: ? Calling on the authorities to guarantee Andargachew Tsige is not subjected to torture or other forms of ill- treatment; ? Calling on the authorities to immediately provide information on the location where he is being held, and to ensure that he has full and immediate access to legal and consular representation and family members; ? Calling on the authorities to ensure that Andargachew Tsige is not required to serve any sentence for a conviction in absentia and must be retried on any charges against him in a trial that meets international standards, before a new court and without the possibility of the death penalty.
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Like many detainees, Andargachew was accused of organizing the demonstrations, seeking to subvert the Constitution and other offences, which he denied, but he was not formally charged with any offence. After he was released he returned to the UK, but was subsequently named, tried and convicted in absentia in a major political trial of the leadership of the CUD, journalists, human rights activists and others, on charges including high treason, in 2005-2007. At the time he was the CUD representative in the UK.
After the CUD trial, fellow defendant Berhanu Nega founded the 'Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy' from exile in the US, of which Andargachew Tsige became Secretary General.


Ethiopia – Assurance urged for detained birton Andargachew Tsige | Cyber Ethiopia

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Ethiopia - Assurance urged for detained birton Andargachew Tsige

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The Ethiopian government has been pressed to provide guarantees that a British national facing the death penalty will not be executed.
Political activist Andargachew Tsige has been detained in Ethiopia for six weeks following his removal from Yemen and denied consular access from British officials, the Foreign Office said.
He is secretary general of the banned Ginbot 7 movement, with reports stating he was sentenced to death in his absence in 2009 for plotting a coup - charges he and others denied.
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Amnesty International says Ethiopian opposition leader Mr Tsige disappeared at Sana'a airport in Yemen while travelling between the United Arab Emirates and Eritrea in June.
They have asked the Ethiopian authorities to guarantee he is not tortured or ill-treated.
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Ethiopia - UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige Ethiopia - UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige


Ethiopia seeks extradition of opposition activist detained in Yemen | Cyber Ethiopia

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Andargachew Tsige, a member of a group seeking democratic reform in Ethiopia, has been held for more than a week.

Ethiopia said Thursday that it wants Andargachew Tsige, a prominent figure in an outlawed opposition group, extradited from Yemen, where he was arrested last week. The government in Addis Ababa has accused Andargachew of plotting terror attacks in Ethiopia, a charge routinely levied against critics of the country's leadership.
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Andargachew, secretary general of Ginbot 7 - also known as the Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy - was arrested while on a stopover in Yemen's capital Sanaa on June 23, as he traveled to Eritrea, according to a statement from the group.
Yemeni authorities said Andargachew, who is a naturalized British citizen of Ethiopian origin, was held because his name was "on a list," but gave no further details.
Getachew said it would be "the right thing" if Yemen extradited Andargachew because of his connection to Ginbot 7, which Ethiopia's government has declared a terrorist organization.
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But Ginbot 7 said Andargachew was detained illegally and called for his release.
"The Yemeni government doesn't have any right to detain Andargachew, even for an hour," the statement read.
The U.S.-based Ginbot 7 says it is fighting for democracy and freedom in Ethiopia, and has called for the overthrow of the ruling party.
The group implored Yemen not to extradite Andargachew, who they called a "freedom fighter," because international human rights law protects all persons from forcibly being sent to a country where "they would be in danger of being subjected to torture and extra-judicial killings."
Andargachew was part of a group of opposition leaders who in 2012 were sentenced in absentia to prison sentences ranging from 15 years to life on the charge of conspiring to topple Ethiopia's government.


Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged ...

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Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition July 28, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON - Rep.

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Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition Rating: 0
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Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition leader with British citizenship who last month was extradicted to the African nation from Yemen under questionable circumstances.
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Andargachew is a British citizen and a leader for political reform in Ethiopia. He should be released and allowed to return to his family immediately. Any maltreatment or harm to him, or other prodemocracy activists, in your country only serves to widen the gap between our two countries."
Andargachew was traveling from Dubai to Eritrea on June 23 when, stopping over in Yemen, he was forcibly flown back to Ethiopia, which he fled in 2005 following protests of the nation's elections. He was granted asylum in Britain, where his wife currently lives. British officials have expressed concerns that his extradition was not properly handled.
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According to recent news reports, late last month the Ethiopian government arranged for the international kidnapping of opposition leader Andargachew Tsige and his forcible return to your country.


Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged ...

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Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition July 28, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON - Rep.

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Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition Rating: 0
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Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition leader with British citizenship who last month was extradicted to the African nation from Yemen under questionable circumstances.
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Andargachew is a British citizen and a leader for political reform in Ethiopia. He should be released and allowed to return to his family immediately. Any maltreatment or harm to him, or other prodemocracy activists, in your country only serves to widen the gap between our two countries."
Andargachew was traveling from Dubai to Eritrea on June 23 when, stopping over in Yemen, he was forcibly flown back to Ethiopia, which he fled in 2005 following protests of the nation's elections. He was granted asylum in Britain, where his wife currently lives. British officials have expressed concerns that his extradition was not properly handled.
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According to recent news reports, late last month the Ethiopian government arranged for the international kidnapping of opposition leader Andargachew Tsige and his forcible return to your country.

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