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EDM (Early Day Motion) 111: tabled on 26 November 2003

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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; further notes that there are unanswered questions about the bombings, including the identity of bombers; further notes that the prosecution scenerio 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; further 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 peope 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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.