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IBRAHIM HALAWA AND VISIT OF EGYPTIAN PRESIDENT TO THE UK

EDM (Early Day Motion) 648: tabled on 04 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 with concern the case of Irish national Ibrahim Halawa who was arrested during pro-democracy protests in Cairo in August 2013; further notes that Ibrahim was just 17 years old at the time and visiting family in Egypt; notes that he was held in solitary confinement without medical attention and has been subjected to sustained torture; is dismayed that Ibrahim faces the death penalty as an adult in a mass trial of 494 people; urges the Prime Minister to use the visit of President el-Sisi to raise Ibrahim's case and other human rights abuses in Egypt; and calls on the Prime Minister to put further pressure on the Egyptian government to revoke all death sentences, release political prisoners and demonstrate its commitment to freedom of expression.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.