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PRISONERS OF CONSCIENCE IN ERITREA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 504: tabled on 13 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 36 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 notes the campaign by Amnesty International calling for the release of Aster Fissehatison and 10 other prisoners of conscience in Eritrea, who were arrested on 18 September 2001 after writing an open letter to that President of that country calling for democratic political dialogue, unity and the peaceful rule of law; further notes reports by Amnesty International that the group has never been put on trial or charged with any offence, and that no official word about its whereabouts or physical condition has ever been given to family members or friends; welcomes the work of Amnesty International and other campaign groups, including members of the Eritrean community living outside Eritrea, to raise awareness of these prisoners of conscience; and calls on the Government to work with the international community to address ongoing abuses of human rights in Eritrea.

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.

Arkless, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Dumfries and Galloway
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 13 October 2015
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2015
Brentford and Isleworth
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Foyle
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 October 2015
Glenrothes
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 October 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2015
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Dundee West
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 14 October 2015
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Argyll and Bute
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2015
Edmonton
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2015
Bolton South East
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 October 2015
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 October 2015
Edinburgh East
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2015
Glasgow Central
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2015
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.