Andargachew Tsege

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 31st October 2016.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Labour, East Ham

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what discussions he has had with his counterpart in Ethiopia on whether Mr Andargachew Tsege has received the legal advice promised by the Ethiopian Prime Minister on 1 June 2016.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs

Since Prime Minister Hailemariam promised that Mr Tsege would be given access to legal advice, the Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Mr Johnson) has raised Mr Tsege’s case with his Ethiopian counterpart, Foreign Minister Tedros, on three occasions, most recently during the UN General Assembly in New York on 22 September. Each time he has insisted that the Ethiopians follow through with their commitment to allow legal access.

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