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Laugh for Freedom - in support of the Free Andy Tsege Campaign

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Exmouth Market Centre

24 Exmouth Market

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EC1R 4QE

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Please join us for an evening of stand-up comedy in aid of the Free Andy Tsege campaign. Sara Pascoe (Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Mock The Week) hosts a fantastic line-up including Carl Donnelly (Russell Howard’s Good News, Mock The Week) and Jeremy Hardy (The News Quiz, I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue). The night will continue with an acoustic set by the ever-popular Dimitra Tzanakaki, supported by a special guest on violin. Authentic Ethiopian food is being prepared freshly on-site and drinks have been kindly donated by Orbit Brewery, Partizan Brewing, Fentiman's and Orchard Pig.

Andy is a British father of three from Clerkenwell, kidnapped from an international airport and illegally held on Ethiopia's death row. The UK government has the power to negotiate Andy's return home, but has so far failed to do so.

A prominent figure in Ethiopian politics, in June 2014 Andy was kidnapped and rendered to Ethiopia on the command of the Ethiopian government, as part of a brutal crackdown on political opponents and civil rights activists. After being kidnapped, Andy was held in secret detention in solitary confinement for over a year. He has been paraded on Ethiopian TV looking ill and gaunt.

In around July 2015, he was moved to the infamous Kality prison, dubbed 'Ethiopia’s gulag'. Throughout his ordeal, Andy has not been allowed access to his family, a lawyer, or proper consular access with British officials. He has not been charged with any crime or subjected to any legal process. Torture in Ethiopian prisons is extremely widespread, and political detainees like Andy are routinely abused in order to extract information and false confessions. Despite these abuses, the British government refuses to demand Andy’s release.


Come along to Laugh for Freedom in support of the reversal of this local and international human rights injustice.

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