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MUMIA ABU-JAMAL

EDM (Early Day Motion) 613: tabled on 19 December 2001

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 welcomes the decision of the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania court on 18th December to quash the death sentence passed on journalist and black political rights activist, Mumia Abu-Jamal; regrets however that his original murder conviction has been maintained despite the confession of Arnold Beverly and his willingness to testify; notes that a court reporter, Ms Terri Maurer-Carter has filed an affidavit stating that the 1982 trial judge boasted in racial terms of his determination to see a death penalty executed and that her evidence to this effect is unchallenged; notes that Amnesty International has condemned the conduct of the Abu-Jamal trial; believes that Mumia Abu-Jamal is the victim of a miscarriage of justice and expresses its belief that a court should now examine all the fresh evidence that will enable Mumia Abu-Jamal to establish his innocence; and further urges the Government to make representations to the United States Federal and state authorities urging their abolition of the death penalty.

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.

Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 7 March 2002
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2002
Keighley
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 January 2002
Guildford
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2002
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 January 2002
St Ives
Green, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2002
Ludlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 January 2002
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 January 2002
North Down
Hume, Mr John
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2002
Foyle
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2002
Cheltenham
Khabra, Mr Piara S
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Ealing, Southall
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 February 2002
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Halifax
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 4 March 2002
South Down
McWilliam, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2002
Blaydon
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2002
Mansfield
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Great Grimsby
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2002
Sunderland South
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2002
Glasgow, Govan
Sawford, Phil
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2002
Kettering
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2002
Bradford West
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2002
Islington South and Finsbury
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 February 2002
Richmond Park
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 8 January 2002
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.