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EDM (Early Day Motion) 457: tabled on 13 November 1997

Tabled in the 1997-98 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern at the increasing number of human rights violations in the Republic of Yemen despite the recent extensive reports calling for an end to human rights abuses in that country by Amnesty International, the United States State Department, Human Rights Watch and other non-governmental organisations; notes with concern that the recent wave of arrests of activists from oppositionparties, including doctors, lawyers, poets and others, is continuing despite international condemnation; regrets that these arrests were in violation of the law of the land and the Yemeni constitution; is gravely alarmed at reports that some detainees have been tortured; deplores the Yemeni authorities' attempts to suppress press freedom by banning the publication of the newspaper al-Haqiqa; and urges the Government to exert pressure on the Yemeni authorities to abide by United Nations Resolutions 924 and 931, the recent European Parliament Resolution on Yemen and the undertaking given by the government of Yemen to the Security General of the United Nations on 7 July 1994 to safeguard fundamental human rights and seek national reconciliation, with particular reference to the Yemeni Civil War of 1994.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.