'PM Ahmed said release Tsege or I resign'
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'Ethiopian PM Ahmed said release Tsege or I resign'

Ethiopian opposition leader, Andargachew Tsege, says he was released from prison after the country's prime minister threatened to resign.

Mr Tsege, a co-founder of the Ginbot 7 opposition movement, spent four years in prison after being accused of plotting a coup against the Ethiopian government. He was sentenced to death in 2009.

After being pardoned in May 2018, Mr Tsege held a 90-minute meeting with Ethiopia's Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed, who has introduced a series of reforms since taking office in April.

British passport-holder Mr Tsege has subsequently re-joined his family in London.

You can see the Hardtalk interview in full on Thursday 14 June on BBC World News and the BBC News Channel, and after on BBCiPlayer (UK only).

  • 14 Jun 2018
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