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ANGOLAN BOOK GROUP ARRESTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 260: tabled on 07 July 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 53 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 expresses its concern over the arrest and detention of 15 members of an Angolan Book Group, including author and journalist Domingos da Cruz and musician Luaty Beirao, in Luanda last month for reading books deemed so subversive by the Angolan government that its Attorney General described their reading as tantamount to crimes against the security of the state and as a crime of rebellion; has grave concern about the health of the detainees who are being held in solitary confinement with some currently on hunger strike; supports the demands of Angolan and other international human rights groups, including Amnesty International, for the immediate release of these 15 pro-democracy activists; and calls on the Angolan government to allow the basic human rights of free assembly, peaceful protest and freedom of speech.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2015
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Islington North
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2015
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 9 July 2015
Luton North
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Dundee West
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2015
York Central
McCaig, Callum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Aberdeen South
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGarry, Natalie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Glasgow East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2015
Glasgow North East
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Glasgow North West
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 July 2015
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
East Renfrewshire
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 July 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ealing, Southall
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2015
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2015
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Midlothian
Thomson, Michelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Edinburgh West
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 July 2015
Angus
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.