The current order makes people clash


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The current order makes people clash


Andargachew "Andy" Tsege is a prominent Ethiopian politician who previously served as the secretary-general of Ginbot 7, a political party that was labeled as a terrorist group by the Ethiopian government. On 23 June 2014, he was abducted by Ethiopian security forces while in transit in Yemen's Sana'a International Airport and was held in an unknown location in Ethiopia. The president of the Law Society and the chair of the Bar Council had urged the UK's Foreign Secretary to work to secure Tsege's release. On May 29th 2018, Andargachew was freed by the Ethiopian government

Tsege was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on 9 February 1955.[citation needed] He is one of nine children and grew up in a household that was a sanctuary to the disadvantaged.[citation needed] His mother, a teacher by profession, had great empathy for people in need and was always helping.[citation needed] She was Andargachew's inspiration for his lifelong commitment to fight for social justice.[citation needed] During his high school years in Teferi Mekonnen School and later as an Electrical Engineering student at Addis Ababa University, he became very active in the student movement.

Following the Ethiopian revolution of 1974 when a military dictatorship, Derg, seized power he joined the Ethiopian People's Revolutionary Party (EPRP) and went underground, like most of the Ethiopian youth, in their struggle against the Marxist regime.[citation needed] During the Derg’s Red Terror campaign of 1974, his younger brother Amha Tsege[citation needed] was murdered by the security forces and Andargachew fled Ethiopia. Later, due to an ideological difference in the EPRP party, Tsege crossed into Sudan.[citation needed] In 1979 he was granted asylum in the United Kingdom (UK), where he later gained citizenship.

In the UK he studied philosophy at University of Greenwich in the early 1980s and wrote his dissertation on the German philosopher Immanuel Kant



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