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21st anniversary of the arrest and disappearance of Aster Fissehatsion

EDM (Early Day Motion) 402: tabled on 22 September 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House acknowledges the 21st anniversary, on 18th September, of the arrest and disappearance in Eritrea of Aster Fissehatsion and ten other prisoners of conscience who had written an open letter to the President calling for democratic reforms and the peaceful rule of law; also notes the arrest and disappearance, on 21st September 2001, of Dawit Isaak and ten other leading journalists and the banning of all non-State media; puts on record that the 'disappeared' individuals have never been put on trial or charged with any offence and that no official word about their whereabouts or physical condition has ever been given to family members or friends; further notes that several thousands of Eritrean citizens have disappeared over the past twenty-one years; and calls on the Government to work with the international community to address ongoing abuses of human rights in Eritrea.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.