Andargachew Tsege

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 20th October 2017.

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Photo of Kerry McCarthy Kerry McCarthy Labour, Bristol East

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 27 February 2017 to Question 68600, whether he has had sight of the bilateral treaty between Ethiopia and Yemen on Andy Tsege's removal to Ethiopia.

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)

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 to ensure his welfare and legal access. The Ethiopian government are in no doubt about the importance we place on Mr Tsege's case: the FCO continues to raise this case at the highest levels.

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