Ethiopia: British citizen freed from death row

Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege

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A British citizen on death row in Ethiopia, Andargachew ‘Andy’ Tsege has been freed.

He is currently at his family’s residence in the capital, Addis Ababa, where he is addressing a crowd.

Mr. Andargachew was seized nearly four years ago in Yemen and taken to Ethiopia.

The father of three was sentenced to death while in exile for plotting a coup, which he denied.

Mr. Andargachew had been Secretary-General of Ethiopia’s banned Ginbot 7 movement.

The government announced earlier that he will be freed as part of efforts to promote reconciliation.