Free Andargachew Tsege Worldwide Campaign


We call on all Ethiopians and democratic forces worldwide to urgently focus on the most important task of the moment, that of saving Ato Andargachew.  The single purpose of the first phase of our global campaign should be very clear to all concerned. The worldwide campaign aims to put all the pressure on the Government of Yemen  to secure the unconditional release of Ato Andargachew Tsege immediately.

We urge all Ethiopians around the world to focus on this single task. Call, email, and fax to the nearest Yemen Embassy or consulate wherever you may reside. We also urge everyone to call and speak politely but firmly. Our message should be very  clear.

Please use the sample letter and talking points below when calling and emailing to Yemen Embassies around the world.

Free Andargachew Tsige Special Taskforce

Action A

*Please send the letter or a modified version to Ambassadors and Consular offices of Yemen in your nearest city via email or fax numbers

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July 1, 2014

Your Excellency Ambassador_______

We are writing to express our grave concerns regarding the unlawful and unwarranted detention of Andargachew Tsege, Secretary General of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy while in transit at Sanaa International Airport on June 23, 2014.

We are particularly concerned that the continued illegal detention of Mr. Tsege, a renowned critic of the Ethiopian government is politically motivated and against international law. Mr. Tsege who holds British citizenship was travelling with a UK passport at the time of his detention. He is being held incommunicado with no explanation forthcoming from Yemeni authorities for his illegal detention.

We urge the Government of Yemen to release him immediately and unconditionally.

Mr. Tsege, a well-known pro-democracy and human rights activist in his ancestral homeland, Ethiopia, presents no threat to Yemen or to the Yemeni authorities.

Mr. Tsege was imprisoned in Ethiopia for his political activities during the ill-fated election of 2005 and has escaped assassination attempts by the dictatorship whose brutality, is well documented by international human rights groups and the United States State Department. He has been convicted and sentenced to death in absentia by the tyrannical regime in Ethiopia.

It is now universally recognized that the Ethiopian regime subjects political opposition, human rights defenders, journalists and critics of the government in general, to persecution including threats, intimidation, arbitrary arrests and detentions, politically motivated trials, enforced disappearances and extra-judicial killings.

It’s unconscionable that the Government of Yemen would hand Mr. Tsege over summarily to the security forces of the Ethiopian regime whose persecution of its critics at home and abroad is well documented.

The principle of non-refoulement is well established in customary international law, prohibiting states, in this case Yemen, from extraditing Mr. Tsege to Ethiopia where he will certainly face torture and even death by the brutal regime in Ethiopia.

We respectfully urge the Government of Yemen:

*To respect its solemn obligations under international law and release Mr Tsege immediately and unconditionally;

*To immediately inform his family and loved ones  of his whereabouts

* To allow ICRC representatives to visit him wherever he is being held

* To stop any illegal renditions the regime in Ethiopia may have requested.

We trust that Yemeni authorities would not engage in any harmful acts that would endanger the well-being, safety and security of Mr. Tsege.

Sincerely,

Name

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Action B

***** For Callers to Yemen Embassies around the world, we advise all Ethiopians to call and speak politely but firmly. Do not engage in verbal abuse as this is not our objective.

The following are brief talking points for all telephone callers:

  • Mr. Andargachew Tsege, Secretary General of Ginbot 7 Movement for Justice, Freedom and Democracy, was detained by Yemeni authorities.

  • He has a British passport and was in transit at Sanaa Airport on June 23, 2014 when detained.

  • His continued detention is contrary to international norms and conventions.

  • Mr. Tsege is a well-known pro-democracy and human rights advocate in his ancestral homeland, Ethiopia, presents no threat whatsoever to the Yemeni authorities.

  • I am calling to express my concerns for the security of Mr. Tsege and to request his immediate and unconditional release;

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Yemeni Embassy in Washington DC, United States
Embassy of the Republic of Yemen in Washington DC, United States
2319 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20008, United States of America
Phone (202) 965-4760
Fax (202) 337-2017
Email: ambassador@yemenembassy.org and information@yemenembassy.org

Yemeni Consulate in New York, United States
Permanent Mission of Yemen to the United Nations in New York
413 East 51st Street, New York, NY 10022, United States of America
Phone (+1-212) 355-1730/1
Fax (+1-212) 750-9613
Email: yemen@un.int and yemun@undp.org
Yemeni Embassy in Vienna, Austria
Embassy of Yemen in Vienna, Austria
Karolinengasse 5/7, 1040 Vienna, Austria
Phone (+43-1) 5032930 /1
Fax (+43-1) 5033159
Email vienna@yemen-embassy.at

Yemeni Embassy in Manama, Bahrain
Embassy of Yemen in Austria
P.O.Box 26193, Manama, Bahrain
City Manama
Phone (+973) 277702 / 276113
Fax (+973) 262358 / 324258

Yemeni Embassy in Brussel, Belgium
Embassy of Yemen in Belgium
Avenue F. Roosevelt 114, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Phone (+32-2) 646 5290
Fax (+32-2) 646 2911
Email yemen@skynet.be

Yemeni Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria
Embassy of Yemen
Mladost 1, Boulevard Salvador Allende, 1184 Sofia, Bulgaria
Phone (+359-2) 756163 / 9745546
Fax (+359-2) 9743463

Yemeni Embassy in Ottawa, Canada
Embassy of Yemen in Canada
54 Chamberlain Avenue, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V9, Canada
Phone (+1-613) 729-6627 / 729-4988
Fax (+1-613) 729-8915
Email yeminfo@yemenembassy.ca

Yemeni Consulate in Calgary, Canada
Honorary Consulate of Yemen
239 Hampshire Place, North West, Calgary, AB T3A 4Y7, Canada
Phone (+1-403) 560 4186
Fax (+1-403) 232 0582
Email nadersaidi@shaw.ca

Yemeni Consulate in Montreal, Canada
Honorary Consulate of Yemen in Canada
1240 Drummond Street, Montreal, PQ H3G 1V7, Canada
Phone (+1-514) 861-8895
Fax (+1-514) 875-8716

Yemeni Embassy in Beijing, China
Embassy of Yemen
5 Dong San Jie, San Li Tun, Beijing 100600, P.R. of China
Phone (+86-10) 65321688 / 65321558 / 65321210 / 65321792
Fax (+86-10) 65324305

Yemeni Embassy in Havana, Cuba
Embassy of Yemen
7a Avenida 2207 esq. 24, Miramar, Havana, Cuba
Phone (+53-7) 331506 / 241506
Fax (+53-7) 241131

Yemeni Embassy in Prague, Czech Republic
Embassy of Yemen
Pod Hradbami 5, 16000 Prague 6, Czech Republic
Phone (+420) 233331568 / 233331598
Fax (+420) 233332204

Yemeni Embassy in Djibouti, Djibouti
Embassy of Yemen
Boîte Postale 1932, Djibouti-Ville, Djibouti
Phone (+253) 352975 / 357972
Fax (+253) 356680

Yemeni Embassy in Cairo, Egypt
Embassy of Yemen
28 Amin El Rafei Street, Dokki, Cairo, Egypt
Phone (+20-2) 7614224/5/6, 7604805/6
Fax (+20-2) 7604815 / 7610869

Yemeni Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea
Embassy of Yemen
Lt. Tesfalidet Idris Street, P.O.Box 5566, Asmara, Eritrea
Phone (+291-1) 114434 / 118962
Fax (+291-1) 127921

Yemeni Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Embassy of Yemen
P.O.Box 664, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
City Addis Ababa
Phone (+251-1) 711811 / 712204 / 710990
Fax (+251-1) 710991

Yemeni Embassy in Paris, France
Embassy of Yemen in Paris, France
25, Rue Georges Bizet, 75016, Paris, France
Phone (+33-1) 47236176
Fax (+33-1) 47236941

Yemeni Embassy in Berlin, Germany
Embassy of Yemen in Berlin, Germany
Rheinbabenstr. 18, 14199, Berlin, Germany
Phone (+49-30) 8973050, (+49-30) 83225901/2 consulate
Fax (+49-30) 89730562, (+49-30) 83225903 consulate
Email info@botschaft-jemen.de, konsulat@botschaft-jemen.de

Yemeni Consulate in Frankfurt, Germany
Consulate General of Yemen
Oeder Weg 11, 60318, Frankfurt, Germany
Phone (+49-69) 9592480
Fax (+49-69) 95924820

Yemeni Consulate in Athens, Greece
Honorary Consulate of Yemen in Athens, Greece
giou Seferi 79, 15451 Neo Psychiko, Athens, Greece
Phone (+30) 210 6717 280
Fax (+30) 210 6742 502
Emailhon.yemen@gmail.com
Office Hours Working days: 10:00 am – 13:00 pm

Yemeni Embassy in Budapest, Hungary
Embassy of Yemen in Hungary, Budapest
Tomorkeny utca 3a, 1021 Budapest 11, Hungary
Phone (+36-1) 212 3991
Fax (+36-1) 212 3883
Emailsaba48@axelero.hu

Yemeni Embassy in New Delhi, India
Embassy of Yemen in New Delhi, India
D2/5 Vasant Vihar , New Delhi 110048, New Delhi – 110057
Phone +91-11-42705723-24
Fax +91-11-42705725
Email info@yemeninindia.com

Yemeni Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia
Embassy of Yemen in Jakarta, Indonesia
29 Jalan Yusuf Adiwinata Menteng, Jakarta Pusat, Indonesia
Phone (+62-21) 3108035 / 3108029 / 4124074 / 3904074
Fax (+62-21) 3904046 / 4214946 / 4214966

Yemeni Embassy in Tehran, Iran
Embassy of Yemen in Tehran, Iran
P.O.Box 15875-4731, Khaled Eslamboli, 27th Street, No. 10, Tehran, Iran
Phone (+98-21) 2049355 / 2048619 / 2263895
Fax (+98-21) 2058005

Yemeni Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq
Embassy of Yemen in Baghdad, Iraq
P.O.Box 13037, Baghdad, Iraq
Phone (+964-1) 7760647-8 / 97186236
Fax (+964-1) 5434800

Yemeni Embassy in Rome, Italy
Embassy of Yemen in Rome, Italy
10 Via Antonio Bosio, 00161 Rome, Italy
Phone (+39) 0644231679 / 0644233695, (+39) 0644234299 consulate
Fax (+39) 0644234763
Email yememembassy@yemenemb-rome.org
Yemeni Embassy in Tokyo, Japan
Embassy of Yemen
807 No. 38 Kowa Building,, 4-12-24, Nishi-Azabu,, Minato-ku,, Tokyo 106-
0031, Japan
Phone (03) 3499 7151
Fax (03) 3499 7837
Email info@yemen.jp

Yemeni Embassy in Amman, Jordan
Embassy of Yemen in Amman, Jordan
P.O.Box 3085, Taufiq Abu Al-I’dee Street, Amman, Jordan
Phone (+962-6) 4642381/2, 4647425
Fax (+962-6) 4654717

Yemeni Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya
Embassy of Yemen in Nairobi, Kenya
Corner Ngong and Karbarnet Roads, P.O. Box 44642, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone (+254) (20) 56 4379 / 57 4646 or (+254) (20) 386 4379 / 387 4646
Fax (+254-20) 3874680, 3861071

Yemeni Embassy in Jabriya, Kuwait
Embassy of Yemen in Jabriya, Kuwait
Block 8, St 101, H 25, Jabriya, Kuwait
Phone (+965) 5349416, 5349417
Fax (+965) 5349415
Emailmekhlafi@qualitynet.net

Yemeni Embassy in Beirut, Lebanon
Embassy of Yemen in Beirut, Lebanon
P.O.Box 114, Beirut, Lebanon
Phone (+961-1) 852691/2, 852688
Fax (+961-1) 821610

Yemeni Embassy in Tripoli, Libya
Embassy of Yemen
P.O.Box 4839, Tripoli, Libya
Phone (+218-21) 3615996
Fax (+218-21) 3615991

Yemeni Embassy in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Embassy of Yemen
No.7 ,Jalan Kedondong Off Jalan Ampang Hilir , 55000 Kuala Lumpur ,
Malaysia, Malaysia
Phone (603) 42511793,42522481
Fax (603) 42511794
Email secretary@yemenembassykl.com
Yemeni Embassy in Nouakchott, Mauritania
Embassy of Yemen in Nouakchott, Mauritania
100 Rue Tufra Zeenah, Nouakchott, Mauritania
Phone (+222-2) 55591 / 55606
Fax (+222-2) 55639

Yemeni Embassy in Rabat, Morocco
Embassy of Yemen in Rabat, Morocco
11 Zanka Abo Hanifa Akdal, Rabat, Morocco
Phone (+212-3) 7674306 / 7674363
Fax (+212-3) 7674769

Yemeni Embassy in The Hague, Netherlands
Embassy of Yemen in Netherlands
Nassaulaan 2a , 2514 JS , The Hague, Netherlands
Phone (0031)(0)70-3653936 / 7
Fax +31-70-3563312
Email yemenembassy@planet.nl, info1@yemenembassy.nl

Yemeni Embassy in Pyongyang, North Korea
Embassy of Yemen in Pyongyang, North Korea
P.O.Box 53, Pyongyang, D.P.R. of Korea
Phone (+850-2) 3817403 / 3817401
Fax (+850-2) 3817412

Yemeni Embassy in Muscat, Oman
Embassy of Yemen in Muscat, Oman
P.O.Box 115, Ruwi 112, Oman
Phone (+968) 24604172 / 24600815 / 24600147
Fax (+968) 24605008

Yemeni Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan
Embassy of Yemen in Islamabad, Pakistan
House No114 , Street 14 E – 7, Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone + (92-51) 2821147 – 2821146
Fax + (92) (51) 2279567

Yemeni Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa
Embassy of Yemen
P.O.Box 13343, Hatfield, South Africa, (1063 Pretorius Street, Hatfield)
Phone (+27-12) 430 9044
Fax (+27-12) 430 9100

 

Yemeni Consulate in Geneva, Switzerland
Permanent Mission of Yemen to the United Nations
413 E 51st Street,, New York, NY 10022
Phone 212-355-1730
Email mission.yemen@ties.itu.int

Yemeni Embassy in London, United Kingdom
Embassy of Yemen in United Kingdom
57 Cromwell Road, London SW7 2ED, United Kingdom
Phone (+44) 207 584 6607
Fax +44-20-7589-3350
Email yemen.embassy@btconnect.com


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