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EDM (Early Day Motion) 1423: tabled on 26 April 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 15 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 Mohamedou Ould Slahi has been detained in Guantanamo Bay since 2002 without being charged; condemns the torture he has received through Slahi's designation as one of two Special Projects personally approved by then Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, which included beatings, extreme isolation, sleep deprivation; sexual molestation, frigid rooms, shackling in stress positions, and death threats; further notes that the former Chief Prosecutor in Guantanamo has stated that the US Government has no evidence that Mohamedou engaged in acts of hostility towards the United States; applauds Mohamedou for writing an award-winning 466-page handwritten manuscript about his time in Guantanamo Bay; highlights that Mohamedou has been granted a Periodic Review Board hearing in June which may clear him for release; and calls on the Government to make representations to the US government and US Defence Secretary Ash Carter calling for Mohamedou's release.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.