California Congressman demands the release of Andargachew Tsige

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WASHINGTON – Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on Monday urged Ethiopia’s prime minister to release Andargachew Tsige, a native-born opposition leader with British citizenship who last month was extradited to the African nation from Yemen under questionable circumstances.

In a letter to Prime Minister Hailemarian Desalegn, the California Republican wrote: “Mr. Andargachew is a British citizen and a leader for political reform in Ethiopia. He should be released and allowed to return to his family immediately. Any maltreatment or harm to him, or other prodemocracy activists, in your country only serves to widen the gap between our two countries.”

Andargachew was traveling from Dubai to Eritrea on June 23 when, stopping over in Yemen, he was forcibly flown back to Ethiopia, which he fled in 2005 following protests of the nation’s elections. He was granted asylum in Britain, where his wife currently lives. British officials have expressed concerns that his extradition was not properly handled.

The activist was charged with terrorism and sentenced to death in absentia. In his letter to the Ethiopian prime minister, Rohrabacher added concerns from the United States. His letter follows: >> http://rohrabacher.house.gov/media-cent … n-leader-0

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  1. CONGRESSMAN CAN NOT OVERIDE NOR OVERTURN COURT CONVICTION & JUSTICE.
    To Begin with the Ethiopian government will not listen to small time village congress man to release a terrorist (Andragachew).

  2. President Issias’s AHEYA (Terrorist Andargachew) will not be released no matter who or what.
    Forget about this powerless unknown congress, even if president Obama himself asks that will not happen.

  3. kkkkk, mr congress man, HD will b in USA.
    IF U GET A CHANCE TO MEET HIM TELL HIM FACE TO FACE.
    CONGRESS MAN IF U R SUPPORT Andaregachewu ur supporting terrorism .
    U BETTER SHUT UR MOUTH AND HAVE YOUR COFE STARBUCKS WITH BUNCH OF ALD LOOSER SHABIA TELALAKI.

  4. —– RACISM COMES IN MANY FACES ——-
    According to this “closet racist congressman”, terrorism and terrorists were ok as long as they disrupt black nations and kills blacks, but terrorism is wrong if they attack the whites and white dominated countries.

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