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EDM (Early Day Motion) 310: tabled on 26 June 2013

Tabled in the 2013-14 session.

This motion has been signed by 17 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 commends the diplomatic mission at the Belgian Embassy in London for receiving on 18 June 2013 the sister of the torture victim and Belgian-Moroccan national Ali Aarrass and a delegation representing concerned British lawyers, human rights activists and academic experts on torture; notes the significance of the report by UN Special Rapporteur Juan Mendez which strongly supports the statement made by Ali Aarrass that he was severely tortured in Morocco and that his conviction there was based solely on torture evidence and that he continues to face reprisals, threats and intimidation in prison following his meeting with Mr Mendez; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Belgian government to build on the example set by its diplomatic staff by agreeing to meet Ali Aarrass' family and to demonstrate, furthermore, its commitment to the international obligation to prevent torture, not least by visiting Ali Aarrass in prison in Morocco as a matter of urgency.

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