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12:14 am - Wednesday September 20, 2017

TPLF admits holding Andargachew Tsege

Addis Voice: The TPLF regime has admitted that it is holding Secretary General of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. According to the Ethiopian Satellite TV and Radio, Hailemariam Desalegn confirmed to visiting UK Secretary of  State for International Development, Justine Greening, that Andargachew Tsege is in custody. Andargachew, who holds British citizenship, has been brutally tortured by TPLF security agents in Addis Ababa, it was learned.

Second in command of Ginbot 7, the exiled freedom fighter was kidnapped at Sana’a International Airport on June 23 by the Yemeni security services while he was in transit to another destination. Ethiopians across the world are venting their anger over the illegal kidnapping and handing over operation. Yemeni Embassies in major cities across the world have been targeted by angry protesters.

Meanwhile, Britain has reportedly sent a delegation to Ethiopia to hold talks with officials over the illegal kidnapping of its citizen. Human rights organizations, including Amnesty and Human Rights Watch, are demanding protection to Andargachew, who has already been sentenced to death in absentia. The TPLF regime is widely accused of committing gross human rights violations and torturing political prisoners.

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