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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1935: tabled on 01 July 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 extremely worried that there is still no news of disappeared Haitian human rights activist Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine who fought for justice for the victims of the 1991 and 2004 military coups against elected President Jean-Bertrand Aristide; recognises that the world owes a debt to Haiti, the first country to abolish slavery in 1804, decades before the US and Europe, and that Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine represents this long revolutionary tradition; notes that many people are accusing the Haitian and UN authorities of not doing enough to find Mr Pierre-Antoine; welcomes the concern expressed by US Congresswoman Maxine Waters, actors Danny Glover and Vanessa Redgrave, Secretary General of Pax Christi International, Claudette Werleigh, and the Amnesty International report which also warns of threats to the life of Mr Pierre-Antoine's colleague Wilson Mésilien; commends the weekly vigils held in Port-au-Prince, London, Los Angeles and San Francisco for keeping Lovinsky Pierre-Antoine in the public eye; and calls on the Government to use its influence to urge the Haitian and UN authorities to double their efforts to locate Mr Pierre-Antoine and ensure the protection of Mr Mésilien.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.