Category - Ethiopia

  • 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.

  • August 15, 2016

    The killing of almost 100 street protestors in Ethiopia and a new round of political trials have raised fears for a British political activist on death row there, international human rights charity Reprieve has said.

  • June 2, 2016

    The Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond says he used a visit to Ethiopia yesterday (1 June 2016) to secure ‘legal access’ for a British man who was kidnapped and rendered to the country in 2014, and who is now held under sentence of death.

  • May 25, 2016

    A British man who is held under sentence of death in Ethiopia has spent his 700th day in unlawful detention, after he was kidnapped and rendered to the country by Ethiopian forces in 2014.