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SAUDI ARABIA-WRONGFUL IMPRISONMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 804: tabled on 03 March 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 is concerned about the ongoing plight of Alexander Mitchell, William Sampson, Raj Schyver, James Lee, James Cottle, Les Walker, Peter Brandon and Glen Ballard who are currently being detained in Saudi Arabian gaols; notes that at their trials and subsequent appeals, lawyers outlined to judges detailed evidence of confessions obtained under severe distress conducted by Saudi officials, which included them being suspended upside down for hours with their hands and feet bound, sleep deprivation for up to 10 days and regular beatings and torture on their persons; and calls upon the Government to insist upon their release, an immediate end to their incarceration and a full inquiry into their cases.

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 5 March 2003
Gower
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Keighley
Davis, Mr Terry
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Birmingham, Hodge Hill
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Eltham
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2003
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2003
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2003
Newport West
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2003
Bridgend
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2003
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2003
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2003
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2003
Barnsley Central
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2003
Cheltenham
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 31 March 2003
Gainsborough
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Lyons, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2003
Strathkelvin and Bearsden
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2003
Halifax
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 March 2003
Southport
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2003
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2003
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2003
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2003
Belfast South
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2003
Manchester, Blackley
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2003
North West Leicestershire
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2003
Richmond Park
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2003
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2003
Finchley and Golders Green

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.