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General Andargachew Tsige

Ethiopian Activist, Ethiopian Activist

Amnesty International

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Background Information

Employment History

Addisvoice

Political Activist
Ethiopian Human Rights Council

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.


2014 August | Cyber Ethiopia

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Ethiopia - Assurance urged for detained birton Andargachew Tsige

By PRESS ASSOCIATION 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 [...]


Andargachew Tsige, a United ...

cyberethiopia.com [cached]

Andargachew Tsige, a United Kingdom citizen and secretary-general of the Ginbot 7 organization, a group banned for advocating armed overthrow of the government, remains in detention in Ethiopia after his unlawful 2014 deportation to Ethiopia from Yemen while in transit. He had twice been sentenced to death in absentia for his involvement with Ginbot 7. UK consular officials visited Andargachew only three times, amid growing concerns about his mistreatment in detention. In April, the UN Working Group on Arbitrary Detention called on Ethiopia to release and compensate Andargachew.


Public Eye Group

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Ginbot 7's Andargachew Tsege: Ethiopia confirms arrest


Official Site for Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy | Archive | English | 2

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California Congressman demands the release of Andargachew Tsige

July 28, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON - Rep. 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 Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in separate trials in Ethiopia in 2009 and 2012. The current whereabouts of [...]
July 8, 2014 | Filed under English,Human Rights | Read More
UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader
Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen Martin Plaut, theguardian.com 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 [...]

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