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USE OF EXCESSIVE FORCE AGAINST PEACEFUL DEMONSTRATORS IN THE GAMBIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1417: tabled on 26 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 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 condemns the use of excessive force by the Gambian security forces on citizens demonstrating peacefully in the city of Banjul on 14 April 2016, leading to the deaths of three political activists from the opposition party, the United Democratic Party; calls for a full and independent investigation into their deaths, two of which occurred after being arrested; expresses deep concern at the continuing incarceration of members of the United Democratic Party, including party leader Mr Ousainou Darboe; supports calls from the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon for their immediate and unconditional release; and further calls on the government of The Gambia to uphold its international obligations under the UN International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, including the right to a peaceful assembly.

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 3 May 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2016
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Boswell, Philip
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 May 2016
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2016
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 27 April 2016
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2016
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 May 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2016
Falkirk
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 May 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 April 2016
Strangford
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2016
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 April 2016
Midlothian
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2016
Leicester East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 26 April 2016
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.