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    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.



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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: and

    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: and
    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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
    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

    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

    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

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