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Background Information

Employment History

SPREP


Ethiopian Activist, Ethiopian Activist

Amnesty International


Oromummaa


Political Activist

Ethiopian Athletics Federation


Affiliations

Ginbot 7

Secretary-General


Awramba Times

Secretary


CUD

Representative


Web References(125 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 Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture - Amnesty International 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. 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. 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.


Official Site for Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy | Free Andargachew Tsege Campaign

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Amnesty International - Ethiopian activist Andargachew Tsige at risk of torture
Andargachew Tsige recent public speeches (Video)


UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader | Official Site for Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy

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Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen
Addis Ababa: Tsige was accused of attempting to overthrow the Ethiopian government and sentenced to death in absentia. Photograph: Rebecca Blackwell/Associated Press 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 Foreign Office, which called in the Yemeni ambassador earlier this week, said it was urgently seeking confirmation that Andargachew was in Ethiopia. "If confirmed this would be deeply concerning given our consistent requests for information from the Yemeni authorities, the lack of any notification of his detention in contravention of the Vienna convention and our concerns about the death penalty that Mr Tsige could face in Ethiopia," the Foreign Office said in a statement. Andargachew was travelling to Eritrea, which has clashed with Ethiopia since a border war between the two countries ended in June 2000.


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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.
Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia's prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition Rating: 0 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. 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. 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.


Human Rights Watch – Fears for Safety of Returned Opposition Leader | Official Site for Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy

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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 Andargachew, a British national, is unknown, raising concerns for his safety. The Ethiopian government should take all necessary steps to ensure Andargachew's safety and his right to a fair trial. Many individuals arrested in politically related cases in Ethiopia are detained in Addis Ababa's Maekelawi prison. In an October 2013 report, Human Rights Watch documented the use of torture by authorities against detainees in Maekelawi, including members of opposition political parties and organizations, as well as journalists. We are deeply concerned for Andargachew Tsige's safety," said Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director. "Ethiopia needs to demonstrate that it is holding Andargachew in accordance with its international obligations, and he should be allowed immediate access to a lawyer, his family, and to British consular officials. Leslie Lefkow, deputy Africa director Yemeni officials arrested Andargachew at El Rahaba Airport in Sanaa, Yemen, on June 23 or 24, 2014, while he was in transit on a flight from Dubai to Eritrea. They did not permit him consular access to UK embassy officials and summarily deported him to Ethiopia, credible sources told Human Rights Watch, despite his being at risk of mistreatment. Ginbot 7, of which Andargachew is a founding member, was established in the aftermath of Ethiopia's controversial May 2005 national elections. The Ethiopian government banned Ginbot 7, which has advocated the armed overthrow of the Ethiopian government, and officially considers it to be a terrorist organization. The government has prosecuted Ginbot 7 members and leaders in trials that did not meet international fair trial standards. In November 2009, a court convicted Andargachew and 39 others under the criminal code on terrorism-related charges. Andargachew, who was tried in absentia, was sentenced to death. In June 2012, he was convicted again in absentia, this time under the abusive 2009 anti-terrorism law, along with 23 journalists, activists, and opposition members. Again, he was sentenced to death. "Given its appalling track record of mistreating members and perceived supporters of banned groups, Ethiopia should know that the world will be watching how it treats Andargachew Tsige," Lefkow said.


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