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Remembering Andargachew Tsige & His Likes On The International Day Of The Disappeared

August 30, 2014

The International Day of the Disappeared, also known as the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, draws attention to the fate of individuals abducted or detained by agents of the state (or those acting with support of the state), and held in locations concealed from their relatives and legal representatives. In short it is created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives and/or legal representatives.

Andargachew-Tsige1In 2006, the United Nations adopted the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance (ICCPED).  As of 2012, the UN Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances estimates that at least 42,889 people worldwide have been forcibly disappeared with fates unknown. Activist groups worldwide continue to urge states to ratify ICCPED (as of August 2013, only 40 have done so) and call for truth and justice for victims past and present.

Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian- British political activist and the Secretary General of the Ginbot 7 Movement, who was abducted and forcibly sent to Ethiopia on June 23, 2014, is one of the perfect examples of such activists that should be remember on this Day. Neither his families nor the international community knows where Andargachew is being held or if he is dead or alive. He has been concealed from his relatives and legal representatives. Just like Andargachew, there are many named and little reported activists and falsely persecuted Ethiopian activists in private and state owned gulags held by government securities.

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The little that we can do is just remember these disappeared activists on the “International Day of the Disappeared”.

More information collected from: Amnesty International, the United Nations

Source:: Debirhan

2 Comments

  1. A TERRORIST MISSING IN ACTION

    He will be missed by the minority Extremist Neftegna terrorists, not by Ethiopians majority.

  2. Andargachew was not a khat addict as Bereket Simon and other Ethiopia politicians try to say he is. Andargachew went to Yemen just for transit not looking for khat because got banned in England. He spent his time tirelessly to bring equality , dignity, justice , freedom and honor to all Ethiopians both inside and outside Ethiopia. He was given a vice mayor post and other prestigious posts by the late Meles Zenawi in the early 1990’s. He resigned from his post because most true Ethiopians would do rather being an instrument for the Fascist regime of Meles Zenawi. He was not going to sit quietly and see Ethiopians be treated like animals in their own country. He stood for all Ethiopians and he is being offered more compensation to sell his soul to the devils. He never took their offer and it is not likely he will take their fancy offers and turn as their pet. We seen many talk the talk and fibnally give in for the Woyane cancer but Andaragahew will not. Bereket is a liar saying Andargachew offered to support Woyane inexchange for promise of continuous Khat supply in prison.

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