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SULAIMAN AL-ADSANI AND THE AL-SABAH FAMILY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2534: tabled on 27 October 1993

Tabled in the 1992-93 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 is gravely concerned by the allegations in The Independent newspaper and in the London based Arabic newspaper Al-Quds about the torture and threats of murder against British subject Sulaiman Al-Adsani who has been given leave by a British High Court judge to serve writs for compensation upon Sheikh Jabar Al-Sabah and other members of the Kuwaiti Royal Family; notes that Mr Justice Pain disclosed in the High Court that the immediately previous Kuwaiti Ambassador in London warned Mr Al-Adsani that he 'deserved the punishment inflicted upon him' which punishment included having 25 per cent. burns inflicted upon his body such that one year later, in hiding in London he still has to wear protective clothing, and being held repeatedly under water in a swimming pool in which six dead bodies were floating and being whipped with guns; notes that this torture was allegedly inflicted personally by Sheikh Jabar Al-Sabah whose regime was restored to power by allied arms and sacrifice; notes with especial concern a claim, accepted by the High Court, that the then Kuwaiti Ambassador to London warned Mr Al-Adsani's relative that if he did not drop his case he would be killed by Kuwaiti agents operating in the United Kingdom; and calls upon the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to make an urgent statement to the House.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.