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The imprisonment of Craig Murray

EDM (Early Day Motion) 554: tabled on 21 October 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 2 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes with deep concern that Craig Murray is the first journalist in 70 years to have been imprisoned in Scotland for media contempt of court and the first and only person to be imprisoned for jigsaw identification; further notes the inequality in Scots law which sees him treated more punitively as a civil prisoner than if he were to have been convicted of a criminal offence; regrets the failure of the Scottish Government to bring forward secondary legislation to address this inequality and further regrets that the request by the Craig Murray Justice Committee, the international whistleblowing community and the award winning human rights journalist and documentary maker John Pilger, for the release of Craig Murray on compassionate grounds, has not been considered by the relevant authorities.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.