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Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (2 Jun 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege, who was transferred from Yemen and is imprisoned in Ethiopia, very seriously. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Philip Hammond), has raised Mr Tsege's case with his Ethiopian counterpart over 20 times. The Minister for Africa, my Hon Friend, the Member for Rochford and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (1 Dec 2016)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The UK Government takes Mr Tsege's case seriously. The Ethiopian Government are in no doubt as to our concerns for Mr Tsege and the priority we place upon his wellbeing. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Mr Johnson) has raised the case each time he has spoken to his Ethiopian counterparts and the Ambassador raises it regularly at the highest...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (2 Nov 2016)

Tobias Ellwood: ​When the former Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond), visited Ethiopia in June 2016, he stated that he was satisfied that Mr Tsege was not being ill-treated and that he was receiving regular visits from family members in Ethiopia. Our Ambassador to Ethiopia last visited Mr Tsege on 2 August 2016. This was the eleventh consular visit to Mr...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (5 Nov 2015)

James Duddridge: The Government remains deeply concerned by the continued detention of Mr Andargachew Tsege. Extensive Ministerial lobbying resulted in Mr Tsege’s transfer to a normal federal prison in July. The Prime Minister wrote to the Ethiopian Prime Minister on 17 August welcoming this move, emphasising that this should allow regular consular access, and visits by Mr Tsege’s family. The release of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (5 Nov 2015)

James Duddridge: The Government remains deeply concerned by the continued detention of Mr Andargachew Tsege. Extensive Ministerial lobbying resulted in Mr Tsege’s transfer to a normal federal prison in July. The Prime Minister wrote to the Ethiopian Prime Minister on 17 August welcoming this move, emphasising that this should allow regular consular access, and visits by Mr Tsege’s family. The release of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (5 Nov 2015)

James Duddridge: The Government remains deeply concerned by the continued detention of Mr Andargachew Tsege. Extensive Ministerial lobbying resulted in Mr Tsege’s transfer to a normal federal prison in July. The Prime Minister wrote to the Ethiopian Prime Minister on 17 August welcoming this move, emphasising that this should allow regular consular access, and visits by Mr Tsege’s family. The release of...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (13 Jun 2016)

James Duddridge: The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised Mr Tsege’s case with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister during his visit to Ethiopia on 1 June 2016. The Foreign Secretary received assurances that Mr Tsege will be allowed access to independent legal advice to allow him to discuss options under the Ethiopian legal system. We...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (9 Jan 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: The UK Government has taken every opportunity to raise Mr Tsege’s case at the very highest levels in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Government are in no doubt about our concern for Mr Tsege and the priority we place on his wellbeing. We have not directly called for Mr Tsege’s release. Britain does not interfere in the legal system of other countries by challenging convictions, any more than we...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (8 Jun 2016)

James Duddridge: The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege very seriously. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised Mr Tsege’s case with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister during his visit to Ethiopia on 1 June 2016. The Foreign Secretary received assurances that Mr Tsege will be allowed access to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (8 Jun 2016)

James Duddridge: The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege very seriously. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised Mr Tsege’s case with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister during his visit to Ethiopia on 1 June 2016. The Foreign Secretary received assurances that Mr Tsege will be allowed access to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (18 Apr 2016)

James Duddridge: The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege, who was transferred from Yemen and is imprisoned in Ethiopia, very seriously. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) has raised Mr Tsege's case 21 times with his Ethiopian counterpart. I have also raised this case most recently on 8 January. Our focus has been on...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (8 Feb 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The Ethiopian Government are in no doubt over our concern for Mr Tsege and the priority we place upon his wellbeing, as well as access to legal advice. It is important that Mr Tsege has access to legal advice in order to discuss his options under Ethiopian law. In November 2016 our Ambassador was able to provide Mr Tsege with a list of lawyers to discuss his legal options. We continue to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (5 Jan 2017)

Baroness Anelay of St Johns: The UK Government has taken every opportunity to raise Mr Tsege’s case at the very highest levels in Ethiopia. The Ethiopian Government are in no doubt about our concern for Mr Tsege and the priority we place on his wellbeing. We have not directly called for Mr Tsege’s release. The UK does not interfere in the legal system of other countries by challenging convictions, any more than we...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (4 Jul 2017)

Rory Stewart: We have provided significant support to Mr Tsege and his family. We secured Mr Tsege's transfer from solitary confinement to a federal prison and access to a lawyer so he can discuss his legal options. Our Ambassador has visited him on multiple occasions and we remain committed to ensuring his ongoing welfare. Officials visited Mr Tsege most recently on 10 June, when they were able to check...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (19 Oct 2017)

Rory Stewart: Mr Tsege was detained in Yemen and taken to Ethiopia in June 2014. Following Foreign and Commonwealth Office inquiries the Ethiopian and Yemeni authorities have both stated that they have a bilateral treaty that permited Mr Tsege’s extradition to Ethiopia. The UK Government continues to take Mr Tsege’s case extremely seriously and is working to ensure his welfare and legal access. The...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (13 Jun 2016)

James Duddridge: The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege very seriously. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised Mr Tsege’s case with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister during his visit to Ethiopia on 1 June 2016. The Foreign Secretary received assurances that Mr Tsege will be allowed access to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (9 Jun 2016)

James Duddridge: The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege very seriously. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Runnymede and Weybridge (Mr Hammond) raised Mr Tsege’s case with the Ethiopian Prime Minister and Foreign Minister during his visit to Ethiopia on 1 June 2016. The Foreign Secretary received assurances that Mr Tsege will be allowed access to...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (27 Feb 2017)

Tobias Ellwood: The Ethiopian government are in no doubt over our concern for Mr Tsege and the priority we place upon his wellbeing. Our priorities are Mr Tsege's wellbeing, his access to legal representation, and to ensure that the death sentence is not carried out. In July 2015, as a result of extensive ministerial lobbying, Mr Tsege was moved from solitary detention by the National Intelligence and...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (20 Oct 2017)

Rory Stewart: Mr Tsege was detained in Yemen and taken to Ethiopia in June 2014. Following Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) inquiries the Ethiopian and Yemeni authorities have both stated that they have a bilateral treaty that permited Mr Tsege's extradition to Ethiopia. We have not seen a copy of the treaty in question. The British Government takes Mr Tsege's case extremely seriously and is working...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Office: Andargachew Tsege (20 Oct 2017)

Rory Stewart: The British Government takes Mr Tsege's case extremely seriously and is working to ensure his welfare and legal access while he is detained. This Government has provided significant support to Mr Tsege and his family. Our Ambassador to Ethiopia has visited Mr Tsege on multiple occasions – most recently on 12 October. It is not common practice for consular visits to be held in private....


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