Addis Voice) The TPLF regime has admitted that it is holding Secretary General of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy. According to the Ethiopian Satellite TV and Radio, Hailemariam Desalegn confirmed to visiting UK Secretary of State for International Development, Justine Greening, that Andargachew Tsege is in custody. It was also reported that Andargachew, who holds British citizenship, has been brutally tortured by TPLF security agents in Addis Ababa.
Second in command of Ginbot 7, Andargachew was kidnapped at Sana’a International Airport on June 23 by the Yemeni security services while he was in transit to another destination. Ethiopians across the world are venting their anger over the illegal kidnapping and handing over operation. Yemeni Embassies in major cities across the world have been targeted by protesters.
Meanwhile, Britain has sent a delegation to Ethiopia to hold talks with officials over the illegal kidnapping of its citizens. Human rights organizations are demanding protection to Andargachew, who has already been sentenced to death in absentia.