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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1113A1: tabled on 06 March 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 8 Members. It is an amendment to an existing motion.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

This is an amendment to an existing motion

This motion was originally tabled by Jeremy Corbyn on 26 February 2013. This is amendment number 1.

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Suggested amendment

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'.

Original motion text

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.