Andargachew Tsege:Written question - 63341

Q
(Hornsey and Wood Green)
Asked on: 07 February 2017
Foreign and Commonwealth Office
Andargachew Tsege
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, how many times (a) he and (b) the Minister for the Middle East and Africa have met representatives of Reprieve to discuss the case of Andargachew Tsege.
A
Answered by: Mr Tobias Ellwood
Answered on: 15 February 2017

FCO ministers and officials frequently meet representatives of Reprieve to discuss cases of British Nationals imprisoned abroad and wider lobbying around the death penalty. The Foreign Secretary, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Uxbridge and South Ruislip (Boris Johnson) and I have not met with Reprieve specifically to discuss the case of Andargachew Tsege.

The Government takes the detention and welfare of Mr Andargachew Tsege very seriously. The Secretary of State for International Development, my Rt Hon. Friend the Member for Witham (Priti Patel), raised this case with the Ethiopian Prime Minister on 30 January, during her visit to Addis Ababa.

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