Andy Tsege – kidnapped democracy campaigner sentenced to death

‘We just can’t keep having birthdays without their Dad’
Yemi Hailemariam, Andy’s partner

2016_01_13 PUB Tsege 600 days splashIt’s shameful that Andy Tsege is in unlawful detention, under sentence of death. It’s even more shameful that the British government still refuses to call for his release.

Enough is enough. Andy must be released immediately. His young kids desperately need their father home in London – you can watch them speak out about life without their dad in this video.

Andy is British, not an Ethiopian citizen. For years he called for democracy in Ethiopia and was sentenced to death in absentia by the regime while he was living in London. His kidnap, rendition, in absentia death sentence and ongoing detention are all illegal under international law.

What can we do?

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We know the impact a demand from a country on behalf of its citizen can have in a case like this – for Andy, it could mean the difference between life and death. And we can’t see why the government is not living up to its responsibilities.

If the Foreign Secretary won’t do the right thing and demand Andy’s release, then it’s up to all of us – the British people. That’s why we’re creating a register of everyone who is willing go on the record and demand Andy’s freedom.

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For too long now, the UK has asked the Ethiopian government for vague commitments to ‘due process’ for Andy. The Ethiopians have refused.

Every person who is willing to go on record will make our call on the Ethiopian government stronger. And it will show the Foreign Secretary that he needs to prove he’s serious about protecting British citizens.

We want him will make a demand directly to the authorities who are holding Andy.

DSC_0799After Andy’s kidnap, his family came to Reprieve for help. His partner and three children desperately want him home. Every single one of us can help Andy and his family right now by demanding his freedom.

If one of us were kidnapped and tortured by another country, we would want as many people as possible to come to our aid – thanks to us, that’s what Andy will get.

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