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RELEASE OF FORMER PRESIDENT NASHEED OF THE MALDIVES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 210: tabled on 29 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 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 recognises the arbitrary and unjust arrest and imprisonment of former President Nasheed of the Maldives, a great friend of the UK in an important Commonwealth country; supports the Prime Minister's call on 24 June 2015 that President Nasheed be swiftly released from detention, along with all other political prisoners in the Maldives; calls on current Maldives President Abdulla Yameen to use his powers of clemency to free President Nasheed; and urges the Government to use its influence to ensure President Nasheed is released and fully able to return to public life, including being able to freely contest in the 2018 presidential elections.