Category - Ethiopia

  • October 28, 2017

    Five leading human rights groups have  urged the Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, to take action to negotiate the return of a British father on death row in Ethiopia, after more than three years of a failed strategy.

  • June 26, 2017

    It is three years since British father Andy Tsege was first illegally kidnapped from an international airport and rendered to Ethiopia’s death row. His partner, Yemi Hailemariam, has written to the Prime Minister asking her to negotiate his return home to her and their three children Helawit (17) Yilak and Menabe (both 10) in London.

  • March 18, 2017

    The Foreign Secretary, Boris Johnson, has said that on his first trip to Ethiopia, he has received assurances that a British man who is illegally held on death row has been permitted to see a lawyer.

  • February 16, 2017

    A former Attorney General, Lord Chancellor and Director of Public Prosecutions have written to Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson urging him to reconsider his approach to a British father on death row in Ethiopia.

  • December 22, 2016

    One of the most controversial dams in history has been inaugurated. The Gibe III dam has put an end to the natural flooding of Ethiopia’s Omo River, on which 100,000 indigenous people depend and a further 100,000 rely indirectly.

  • December 14, 2016

    A British man on death row in Ethiopia has gone two years without a phone call to his family in London. Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege last spoke to his partner and three children on 14 December 2014.

  • November 23, 2016

    The Foreign Office and Commonwealth Office has confirmed that a Briton held on death row in Ethiopia is still alive, two weeks after hearing that his life may be in danger.

  • November 8, 2016

    The British Foreign an Commonwealth Office (FCO) has failed for over a week to confirm the safety and wellbeing of a British father held on death row in Ethiopia, despite having received reports last weekend that his life was in danger.

  • October 12, 2016

    Ethiopia’s government has declared a ‘state of emergency’ as part of an ongoing crackdown on protests, raising fears for a British man who is held under a political death sentence in the country.

  • September 2, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary has refused to request the release of a British father who yesterday (1 September 2016) spent his 800th day in unlawful detention in Ethiopia, after being kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014.