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Ethiopia expands surveillance capacity with German tech via Lebanon

Authors: Claire Lauterbach Date: 23 March 2015   German surveillance technology company Trovicor played a central role in expanding the Ethiopian government’s communications surveillance capacities, according to a joint investigation by Privacy International and netzpolitik.org. The company, formerly part of Nokia Siemens Networks (NSN), provided equipment to Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) in […]

UK diplomats clash over Briton on death row in Ethiopia: Officials’ fury after Foreign Secretary claims he couldn’t ‘find time’ to help father-of-three facing execution

Andargachew Tsege was snatched by officials at Yemen airport last June The 59-year-old was transferred to Ethiopia where he is thought to remain Father-of-three moved to London in 1979 from native African country He was dubbed ‘Ethiopian Mandela’ after exposing government corruption Leaked emails revealed British officials’ frustration at political inaction Philip Hammond said he […]

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Andargachew Tsige and the struggle for freedom

(By Yilma Bekele) Andargachew Tsige was taken prisoner by the TPLF Woyane regime on June 24/’13 while on transit at Sana, Yemen International Airport. He was removed from the airplane and flown to Ethiopia. What was done was against all international conventions and is considered illegal. Ever since then he has been held in secret […]

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Amnesty: Sweeping repression in the Oromia region of Ethiopia

Amnesty International Press releases 28 October 2014 Ethiopia: Ethnic Oromos arrested, tortured and killed by the state in relentless repression of dissent Thousands of members of Ethiopia’s largest ethnic group, the Oromo, are being ruthlessly targeted by the state based solely on their perceived opposition to the government, said Amnesty International in a new report […]

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UK government blasted for ‘dodging obligations’ and not pressing for release of Brit on death row in Ethiopia

THE INDEPENDENT The partner of a British father-of-three being held on death row after he was spirited into Ethiopia has accused the Government of “dodging its obligations” by insisting it has no grounds for demanding his release. Andargachew “Andy” Tsege, 59, was arrested at an airport in Yemen in June, and vanished for a fortnight […]

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TPLF’s Minority Ethnic Monopoly of the Armed forces in Ethiopia ( A revisit after four years)

TPLF’s Minority  Ethnic Monopoly of the Armed forces in Ethiopia ( A revisit after four years) October 6, 2014   The monopoly of key government decision making positions in Ethiopia by individuals of one ethnic group, the TPLF led Tigrean elite, over the past twenty three years has never had precedence in Ethiopian history.  This […]

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Statement from Ginbot 7 Regarding the Horrific Video of Murdered Civilians in the Ogaden Region

September 28, 2014 Ginbot 7, Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy is deeply saddened and outraged by the recent leaked video of barbaric killings of civilians suspected of supporting the Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF). Anyone with a conscience should be disturbed by the brutal scenes and sounds of hundreds of civilians whom the regime’s […]

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We struggle in unison to end dictatorship in Ethiopia – A Joint Statement

We struggle in unison to end dictatorship in Ethiopia A Joint Statement August 26, 2014 Many political parties and organizations lacking unity and common goal have fought hard for decades to end dictatorship in Ethiopia. The ever increasing number of the political organizations and their failure to work together has enabled longevity for the minority […]

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California Congressman demands the release of Andargachew Tsige

  July 28, 2014 Press Release WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia’s prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition leader with British citizenship who last month was extradicted to the African nation from Yemen under questionable circumstances. In a letter to Prime Minister Hailemarian Desalegn, the California Republican wrote: “Mr. […]

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We Are All Andargachew Tsege!!! Ginbot 7 – Special Statement and Call for Action !!

Ginbot 7: Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy Special Statement and Call for Action We Are All Andargachew Tsege!!! ( pdf ) The long and bitter struggle has now transitioned to a new chapter designated as “We are all Andargchew Tsege”. This communiqué briefly describes what this new chapter is about and what it constitutes. The […]

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