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The release of former Ambassador Craig Murray on St. Andrew’s Day

EDM (Early Day Motion) 698: tabled on 29 November 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 welcomes the St. Andrews day release of former Ambassador and journalist, Craig Murray from his incarceration in a Scottish prison; recognises that legend suggests that Pictish King Óengus venerated Saint Andrew as the Patron Saint of Scotland after white clouds formed a saltire cross in the sky prior to his victorious battle at Athelstaneford in the face of a more powerful foe; notes this legend serves as a poignant reminder that might and power does not always prevail; recognises that Craig Murray is the first journalist in Scotland to be jailed for 70 years and the first in the world to be convicted of jigsaw identification; acknowledges the developing plans for Craig Murray’s case to be pursued through the European Court of Human Rights; and gives thanks to Craig’s lawyers and international campaigners for their determined and ongoing support, and recognises their view that these matters have tarnished Scotland’s international egalitarian reputation.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.