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Andy Tsege: the British citizen on Ethiopia’s death row

Why is the UK government refusing to call for his release?

By John Keenan  

Andy Tsege at an Arsenal Game with one of his daughters. Photo: Reprieve

The prime minister had a lot on her mind in the early hours of 9th June. She had held her own seat in Maidenhead, but across the nation the results in the snap general election were grim. The Conservative Party’s small majority in the House of Commons was being shredded. In that context, Theresa May can be forgiven for not remembering a brief conversation with a rival candidate who had received a mere 16 votes.

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