The family of Andy Tsege are demanding greater efforts to secure his release after being informed his life may be in danger.
By Ian Woods (Sky News) |
There are calls for the Prime Minister to intervene in the case of a British man who is in prison in Ethiopia after the Foreign Office admitted there were concerns for his safety.
Andy Tsege was illegally seized while at an international airport in Yemen and taken to Ethiopia, where he had already been tried and found guilty of treason in his absence.
He was born Ethiopia but as an outspoken critic of the government he was granted asylum and British citizenship 30 years ago.
He has now been detained for more than two years, but despite the controversial manner of his conviction and imprisonment, the British government has never demanded his release.
The British embassy in Addis Ababa has provided some consular assistance, but Mr Tsege’s family say not enough has been done to help him.
Last weekend the Foreign Office contacted his partner Yemi Hailemariam to say they had received information his life may be in danger.
Four days later, British officials have still not secured access to him to check on his well-being.
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