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UK intelligence services accused of complicity in torture of British citizen in Ethiopia

Posted by Minilik Salsawi Ali Adorus was subjected to electrocution, hooding and beatings during his 18 month imprisonment in Ethiopia Britain’s intelligence and security agencies are facing claims that they were complicit in the brutal torture of a British man … read more


Andargachew Tsige, an Ethiopian political activist in exile, appears to have been arrested in transit in Yemen on 24 June and forcibly returned to Ethiopia. He is at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.   Document – Ethiopia: Ethiopian activist … read more

Gunmen Attack Kenyan Coast, Killing 29 in Two Raids

MOMBASA, Kenya – Gunmen killed at least 29 people in raids on two separate areas on the Kenyan coast, the interior ministry said on Sunday. The Somali Islamist militant group al Shabaab, which attacked the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi … read more

Ethiopia: Britain opposes death penalty of Ethiopian opposition leader

the guardian and Geeska Afrika Online security reports. The Ethiopian opposition leader Andargachew Tsige, a doul British national and Ethiopian, is secretary general of an exiled Ethiopian opposition movement, Ginbot 7. He was arrested at Sana’a airport on 23 June … read more

UK stands accused over extradition of Ethiopian opposition leader

Andargachew Tsige, a British national, may face death penalty after extradition from Yemen Martin Plaut theguardian.com, Friday 4 July 2014 12.13 BST The Foreign Office has been accused of failing to act to prevent the extradition to Ethiopia of an … read more

Eritrea Threatened to Suspend Yemeni Airlines over Ethiopia’s Opposition Leader Arrest

Eritrean government threatened to cancel the right of Yemeni airlines to land in Eritrea unless it can issue assurances for the safety of passengers destined to Eritrea. If Yemeni airlines can not issue positive response for this request, it will … read more

Freed Sudan Christian woman ‘arrested trying to leave country’

Khartoum (AFP) – A Sudanese Christian woman was arrested Tuesday at Khartoum airport a day after a court annulled her death sentence for apostasy and released her from prison, a source familiar with the incident said. “The National Security took … read more

Sudan to release woman on death row for apostasy

KHARTOUM, Sudan (AP) — A Sudanese woman on death row for apostasy had her sentence canceled and was ordered released by a Khartoum court on Monday, the country’s official news agency reported. SUNA said the Court of Cassation canceled the … read more

Mayor Calls for an end to refugee resettlement in Massachusetts

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor is calling for an end to refugee resettlement in his city, saying Somali families are putting pressure on already strained services in Springfield, a onetime industrial center where nearly a third of the … read more