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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 [...]

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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2nd Letter to H.E. Field Marshall Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi President Republic of Yemen

  July 7, 2014 H.E. Field Marshall Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi President Republic of Yemen Sana’a, Yemen Re: Extradition of Andargachew Tsege, Secretary General of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy from Yemen to Ethiopia Your Excellency: We are writing to you condemning in the strongest words possible the deplorable actions taken by [...]

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Human Rights Watch – Fears for Safety of Returned Opposition Leader

(London) – An exiled Ethiopian opposition leader unlawfully deported by Yemen back to Ethiopia is at risk of mistreatment including torture. Andargachew Tsige is secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a banned Ethiopian opposition organization, and was convicted and sentenced to death in absentia in separate trials in Ethiopia in 2009 and 2012. The current whereabouts of [...]

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UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen Martin Plaut, theguardian.com The Foreign Office has been accused of failing to act to prevent the extradition to Ethiopia of an opposition leader facing the death penalty. Andargachew Tsige, a British national, is secretary general of an exiled Ethiopian opposition movement, Ginbot [...]

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