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SAMAR ALAMI AND JAWAD BOTMEH

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1456: tabled on 18 June 2002

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 Samar Alami and Jawad Botmeh have always protested their innocence and that their 1996 conviction in relation to the 1994 bombings of the Israeli Embassy and Balfour House has been widely questioned; also notes the unanswered questions about the bombings, including the identity of the bombers; further notes that the prosecution scenario of an intelligence vacuum contrasts with the Israeli and British authorities having received contemporaneous prior warnings about imminent attacks by parties unrelated to Samar or Jawad; further notes that the disclosure process has been plagued by the repeated use of public interest immunity certificates and by human errors conceded by the prosecution, police, M15 and M16, resulting in crucial information being withheld from the trial judge; notes Amnesty International's concern that the pair were denied their right to a fair trial; further notes that the United Kingdom Government has received official representations from many politicians and Arab governments on this case; believes that winning the war against terror and the United Kingdom's reputation are ill-served by jailing the wrong people and leaving the actual bombers free; and calls on the Government to re-open the investigation, make its results publicly known, and address the human errors so that justice is done and seen to be done.

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.

Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Blyth Valley
Clwyd, Ann
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2002
Cynon Valley
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2002
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2002
Bristol West
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2002
Guildford
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2002
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Glasgow, Kelvin
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 June 2002
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2002
Walthamstow
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 July 2002
North Devon
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2002
Luton North
Jackson, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2002
Wantage
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 June 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Wolverhampton South West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Kingston upon Hull North
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2002
Winchester
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 June 2002
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Kettering
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2002
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2002
Bradford West
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 11 July 2002
Wyre Forest
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2002
Pudsey
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 24 July 2002
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 2 July 2002
Caernarfon
Wood, Mike
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2002
Batley and Spen
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 19 June 2002
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.