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EDM (Early Day Motion) 884: tabled on 16 December 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 serious concern reports in the Nyasa Times and elsewhere that Cuthbert Kulemela and Kelvin Gonani have been arrested in Lilongwe, Malawi, related to having consensual sex together; welcomes the condemnation of this development by the US Ambassador to Malawi, and echoes her calls for the charges to be dropped; believes the arrest is a regressive step given the relaxation of anti-gay laws under the previous President of Malawi; recognises the strong friendship that exists between Scotland, the UK as a whole, and Malawi, and in a spirit of friendship reminds the Malawi government of its international human rights obligations with respect to the protection of minorities from persecution; and calls on the Government to urgently express these concerns to the government of Malawi.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.