Andargachew Tsege

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 4th July 2017.

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Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what recent progress has been made on the case of Andargachew Tsege.

Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development), Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

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 on his welfare, discuss his legal access and pass on messages from his family.

In addition, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Secretary raised Mr Tsege's case with Ethiopia's Prime Minister and Foreign Minister on 11 May during the London Somalia Conference. Our Ambassador takes every opportunity to raise Mr Tsege's case at the highest levels with the Ethiopian government.

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