House of Commons
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WESTERN SAHARA AND HUMAN RIGHTS
EDM #1113
Tabled 26 February 2013
2012-13 Session
There have been 3 amendments to this EDM.
That this House notes the concerns raised by Amnesty International and other organisations over the trial and sentencing of 24 civilian Saharawi human rights activists by a military tribunal; further notes the increasing human rights abuses in the Western Sahara; acknowledges the need for MINURSO to be given a human rights monitoring mandate; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Moroccan government to revoke the politically motivated and unjust sentences against the 24 Saharawi human rights activists, to release all Saharawi prisoners in Moroccan jails and to allow access to the Saharawi territories under Morocco's occupation by independent observers and international media.

Signatures (51)

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.
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
07 March 2013
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
01 March 2013
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
04 March 2013
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
06 March 2013
Caton, Martin
Labour
28 February 2013
Champion, Sarah
Labour
18 March 2013
Clark, Katy
Labour
27 February 2013
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
10 April 2013
Cryer, John
Labour
06 March 2013
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
27 February 2013
Dobson, Frank
Labour
07 March 2013
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 February 2013
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
27 February 2013
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
11 March 2013
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
05 March 2013
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
04 March 2013
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
11 March 2013
Hain, Mr Peter
Labour
13 March 2013
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
04 March 2013
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
27 February 2013
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
06 March 2013
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
17 April 2013
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
04 March 2013
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
07 March 2013
Long, Naomi
Alliance
14 March 2013
Love, Mr Andrew
Labour
06 March 2013
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
05 March 2013
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
27 February 2013
McDonnell, John
Labour
07 March 2013
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
27 February 2013
Mearns, Ian
Labour
07 March 2013
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
15 April 2013
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
12 March 2013
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
13 March 2013
Robertson, John
Labour
06 March 2013
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
21 March 2013
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
07 March 2013
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
11 March 2013
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
27 February 2013
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
06 March 2013
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
12 March 2013
Walley, Joan
Labour
28 February 2013
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
04 March 2013
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
05 March 2013
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.

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1113A1
David T. C. Davies
"at end add 'further notes that the most serious sentences were for acts of violence leading to the deaths of 11 unarmed law enforcement officers and mutilation of their corpses; further notes that the convictions followed fair and open trials in a judicial process conducted in accordance with Moroccan domestic law and Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Nations Resolution 2005/30, monitored by the National Human Rights Council and international observers who reported it as 'transparent and balanced'; and recognises that civil protest and demonstrations in Morocco have taken place regularly and peacefully, but where injury and death occurs the country has every right to enforce the law and through judicial impartiality ensure justice is accorded to the families of the deceased, to whom this House expresses its condolences'."
Tabled 06 March 2013
8 Signatures
1113A2
Geoffrey Clifton-Brown
"leave out from 'tribunal;' to end and add 'further notes that when the Moroccan security forces moved to break up the protest, 11 security personnel were murdered and their bodies mutilated by extremists who had infiltrated the protestors' group; further notes that the Moroccan government has stated that their trial took place using the permanent military court because the crimes involved were murders of Moroccan armed forces; further notes that sentences passed varied between 20 and 30 years; further notes that the Moroccan government has stated that there is a right of appeal to the appropriate higher court; and further notes that a number of domestic and international human rights groups were able to observe the trial and that, whilst some have raised concerns, others have welcomed the openness of the trial and reported that correct procedures were followed.'."
Tabled 11 March 2013
3 Signatures
1113A3
Mark Field
"at end add 'further notes that the most serious sentences were for acts of violence leading to the deaths of 11 unarmed law enforcement officers and the mutilation of their corpses; further notes that the convictions followed fair and open trials in a judicial process conducted in accordance with Moroccan domestic law Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and UN Resolution 2005/30, and were monitored by the National Human Rights Council and international observers who reported it as 'transparent and balanced'; and recognises that civil protest and demonstrations in Morocco have taken place regularly and peacefully, but where injury and death occurs the country has every right to enforce the law and through judicial impartiality to ensure justice is accorded to the families of the deceased, to whom this House expresses its condolences.'."
Tabled 14 March 2013
Withdrawn
1 Signature