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RELEASE OF PALESTINIAN MP MARWAN BARGHOUTHI

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1378: tabled on 13 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 that the Palestinian politician and elected Member of the Palestinian Legislative Authority Marwan Barghouthi has been held in an Israeli prison continuously since 15 April 2002; further notes that, despite spending the last 14 years in jail, he is still the candidate in the strongest position to win a presidential election to succeed Mahmoud Abbas, according to a recent poll by the Palestinian Centre for Policy and Survey Research; recalls that President De Klerk approved the release of Nelson Mandela in 1990 so that he could take part in negotiations, leading to majority rule and that British colonial authorities released Gandhi and Nehru from prison in the 1940s so that they could negotiate Indian independence; believes it would show statesmanship as well as a serious commitment to peace if the Israeli parliament were to approve Barghouthi's release so that he could play a part in the process of reconciliation, unification and negotiation that will be needed before Palestine achieves its independence; and further believes the time is overdue for a settlement of this conflict, now 68 years old, and the end of the occupation of the Palestinian territories, nearly 50 years old, which will necessarily include forgiveness for past actions and the release of conflict­-related prisoners.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Sheffield South East
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 April 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cadbury, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Brentford and Isleworth
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2016
Blyth Valley
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Duncan, Sir Alan
Conservative
Signed on 13 April 2016
Rutland and Melton
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 14 April 2016
Newport West
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
North East Fife
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2016
Luton North
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
Manchester, Gorton
Kerr, Calum
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
Mactaggart, Fiona
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Slough
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 April 2016
Belfast South
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 20 April 2016
Gateshead
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 May 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Bolton South East
Rimmer, Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 April 2016
St Helens South and Whiston
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 April 2016
South Down
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 April 2016
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 April 2016
Glasgow South West
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 25 April 2016
Walsall South
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 April 2016
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 April 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.