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Human rights in Western Sahara

EDM (Early Day Motion) 339: tabled on 19 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 31 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House strongly condemns the attacks on human rights defenders, students, journalists and academics who publicly criticise the Government of Morocco; profoundly regrets the recent violence perpetrated in the most high profile cases including Sultana and Laura Khaya, Babuizid Muhammed, Saaed Labhi, Salek Baber and Khaled Bouvfraya; is alarmed about the incommunicado detention of journalist Mohamed Lamin Haddi; notes with concern the unjustified long term incarceration of Naama Asfari and Khatri Dadda as highlighted recently by the UN Special Rapporteur Mary Lawlor who stated that such violations of international human rights law and standards fly in the face of the Moroccan Government's commitment to the UN system as a whole; and urges the UK Government to press the Moroccan authorities to guarantee in all circumstances that those who work peacefully toward justice for the Saharawi are able to carry out their legitimate human rights activities without fear of reprisals and free of all restrictions including physical abuse and judicial harassment.

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.

McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Liverpool, Riverside
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2021
Glasgow South West
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Jarrow
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
City of Durham
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Streatham
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2021
Rochdale
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 20 July 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 20 July 2021
Strangford
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 20 July 2021
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 20 July 2021
Leicester East
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 20 July 2021
East Lothian
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2021
Easington
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Argyll and Bute
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 2021
Ceredigion
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 21 July 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Leeds East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 July 2021
Arfon
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2021
Coventry South
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Livingston
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dundee West
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.