Emails raise query over Islington ‘terrorist’ held by Ethiopia – BBC


The Ethiopian authorities have broadcast a video of a man from Islington in London, who they have been holding in secret since he was kidnapped in Yemen in June.

Ethiopia claims Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsige is a terrorist and sentenced him to death in absentia.

But a series of internal emails from the UK’s Foreign Office have now raised questions about the British government’s involvement in the case, according to his family and legal representatives.

BBC London’s Ayshea Buksh spoke to Mr Tisge’s partner Yemi Hailemariam, the strategic director of Reprieve, Maya Foa. The Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Hailemariam Desalegn, also appears.

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One Response to Emails raise query over Islington ‘terrorist’ held by Ethiopia – BBC

  1. rasdejen

    February 1, 2015 at 11:16 AM

    UK, US and EU are accountable for the human horror and all forms of destructions in Ethiopia. They have directly and indirectly supported the agent of destruction, TPLF/EPRDF.

    In time, Ethiopians will realise this and start fighting the just fight to win or to die.