Andy Tsege has been incarcerated since 2014 in prison in Addis Ababa. Andy disappeared at Sana’a airport in Yemen on 23 June 2014 while he was travelling to Eritrea. He had previously been tried in absentia in Ethiopia and sentenced to death for involvement in an alleged coup attempt. He has no access to lawyers or family members, but has received infrequent visits from a British Ambasador.
Amnesty International is extremely concerned that Tsege – who is a father of three living in London – is at risk of torture, as political detainees in Ethiopia are frequently tortured in order to extract information and “confessions”.
Andy's partner Yemi has visited Sidcot School on three occasions and has spoken in assembly and vistied the Festival of Peace. She is very appreciative of the support from the School through our vigil candle and goodwill messages both to Andy and the family.
We are delighted to hear from Susanna Moorehead, British Ambasador to Ethopia. She has confirmed that she was able to pass on Christmas cards from Sidcot students. You can read her response below.
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