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Ethiopia’s National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS) and Federal Police Joint Counter-terrorism Taskforce finally admitted it had detained Andargachew Tsige, second-in-command of Ginbot-7, an outlawed opposition party based in the US, since June 23.

According to a joint statement from the NISS and the taskforce, Andargachew was detained at Sena’a airport, Yemen, on June 23, while in transit to Eritrea and was extradited to Ethiopia on the same day.