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RETURN OF ASYLUM SEEKERS TO DARFUR

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2108: tabled on 15 October 2007

Tabled in the 2006-07 session.

This motion has been signed by 55 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 deplores the continued use of arbitrary detention, beatings, mock executions and torture inflicted by the Sudanese security services upon Darfuris forcibly returned to Khartoum by UK immigration officials, as highlighted in the report Lives We Throw Away, produced by international genocide prevention organisation the Aegis Trust, which draws attention to five separate incidents of torture of Darfuris in the last three years; notes that on at least two occasions deportees were beaten in Khartoum airport even before UK immigration officials had left to return to the UK; further notes that the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, in its latest position paper on Sudanese Asylum Seekers from Darfur, states that `no non-Arab Sudanese originating from Darfur should be forcibly returned until such time as there is a significant improvement in the security situation in Darfur' and that `where internal displacement is a result of ethnic cleansing policies, denying refugee status on the basis of the internal flight or relocation concept could be interpreted as condoning the resulting situation on the ground'; notes as applicable the precedent set by the Government during the Kosovo conflict in 1999 where Kosovan Muslims were not deported to Belgrade but returned directly to their homes only when it was safe for them to return; and calls on the Government immediately to suspend its policy of deporting Darfuri asylum seekers until it is safe for them to return directly to Darfur.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2007
Blaydon
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2007
Erith and Thamesmead
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 16 October 2007
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2007
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2007
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2007
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2007
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2007
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2007
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Keighley
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2007
Burton
Devine, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2007
Livingston
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2007
Hendon
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2007
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2007
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2007
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2007
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2007
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 October 2007
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2007
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2007
Romsey
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2007
Midlothian
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2007
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2007
Birmingham, Yardley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2007
Luton North
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2007
Cheadle
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2007
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2007
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 October 2007
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2007
Manchester Central
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2007
Calder Valley
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2007
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2007
Mansfield
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Bristol North West
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2007
Southport
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 October 2007
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2007
Colchester
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2007
Nottingham South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 October 2007
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2007
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 16 October 2007
North West Leicestershire
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2007
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 24 October 2007
Finchley and Golders Green
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 October 2007
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2007
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2007
Ceredigion
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 October 2007
Bristol West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.