Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years

Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years Family to see illegally jailed Andy Tsege in Ethiopia after three years

The family of a British man imprisoned in Ethiopia have been told they can visit him for the first time since he was illegally captured nearly three years ago.

On Monday Andy Tsege will have been held for 1,000 days.


He was seized while at an international airport in Yemen, and taken to Ethiopia where he'd already been tried and sentenced to death in his absence.

The Ethiopians regard him as a terrorist, but his family say he's simply an outspoken critic of the government.

Mr. Tsege was born in Ethiopia but sought political asylum in London and was granted British citizenship.

The Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has been under pressure to lobby the Ethiopian government for his release, and he raised the case with the country's PM during a visit to Addis Ababa on Thursday. 

 

 

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