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MRS MANJIT BASUTA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 786: tabled on 25 May 2000

Tabled in the 1999-00 session.

This motion has been signed by 84 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 notes that Mrs Manjit Basuta, a British citizen, has been convicted in the United States and sentenced to 25 years imprisonment after an unsafe trial; further notes that the trial did not comply with Article 14 of the International Convenant on Civil and Political Rights stating that all persons shall be equal before the courts and tribunals, everyone is entitled to be heard by a competent, independent and impartial tribunal, everyone is entitled to examine, or have examined the witnesses against him and to obtain the attendance and examination of witnesses on his behalf on the same conditions as those against him; further notes that this unfairness is shown by the unsupervised vetting of the jury, the prejudicial refusal to admit relevant and expert evidence, the questionable reliability of the main prosecution witness and the judge's apparent greater concern for expediency than fairness; and supports Manjit Basuta's lawyers' and Fair Trials Abroad's call for an immediate retrial.

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.

Bennett, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Denton and Reddish
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2000
South East Cornwall
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Dumfries
Burgon, Colin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Elmet
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2000
Twickenham
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Northampton South
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Cynon Valley
Coaker, Mr Vernon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Gedling
Coleman, Mr Iain
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Hammersmith and Fulham
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Stockton North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Keighley
Cummings, John
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2000
Easington
Dawson, Mr Hilton
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Lancaster and Wyre
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Hendon
Donohoe, Mr Brian H.
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Cunninghame South
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Stroud
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2000
Eltham
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2000
Sunderland North
Fabricant, Michael
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2000
Lichfield
Fitzsimons, Mrs Lorna
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Rochdale
Fyfe, Mrs Maria
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Glasgow, Maryhill
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Ilford South
Gardiner, Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Brent North
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2000
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Walthamstow
Gilroy, Linda
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Plymouth, Sutton
Godman, Dr Norman
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Greenock and Inverclyde
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2000
Portsmouth South
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Clydesdale
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Chorley
Humble, Mrs Joan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Blackpool North and Fleetwood
Jones, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Alyn and Deeside
Jones, Ms Jenny
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Wolverhampton South West
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2000
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Mr Gerald
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Manchester, Gorton
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Ealing, Southall
King, Ms Oona
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Bethnal Green and Bow
Kumar, Dr Ashok
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2000
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Lewis, Mr Ivan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Bury South
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2000
Manchester Central
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Halifax
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Amber Valley
Marshall, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Leicester South
McCabe, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Birmingham, Hall Green
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Hayes and Harlington
Michie, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2000
Sheffield, Heeley
Pike, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Burnley
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Ealing North
Prentice, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Pendle
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Portsmouth North
Rooney, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Bradford North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Dundee West
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 May 2000
Colchester
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2000
Glasgow, Govan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Aberdeen North
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Shipley, Ms Debra
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Stourbridge
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Nottingham South
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Milton Keynes South West
Stewart, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Eccles
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Dartford
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
North West Leicestershire
Thomas, Gareth
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Clwyd West
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2000
Finchley and Golders Green
Wardle, Mr Charles
Conservative
Signed on 25 May 2000
Bexhill and Battle
Whitehead, Dr Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Southampton, Test
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Walsall North
Winterton, Ms Rosie
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Doncaster Central
Woolas, Mr Phil
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 25 May 2000
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.