Early day motion 1113

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WESTERN SAHARA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

That this House notes the concerns raised by Amnesty International and other organisations over the trial and sentencing of 24 civilian Saharawi human rights activists by a military tribunal; further notes the increasing human rights abuses in the Western Sahara; acknowledges the need for MINURSO to be given a human rights monitoring mandate; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Moroccan government to revoke the politically motivated and unjust sentences against the 24 Saharawi human rights activists, to release all Saharawi prisoners in Moroccan jails and to allow access to the Saharawi territories under Morocco's occupation by independent observers and international media.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 07.03.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 01.03.2013
Brooke, Annette Liberal Democrats Mid Dorset and North Poole 04.03.2013
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 06.03.2013
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 28.02.2013
Champion, Sarah Labour Party Rotherham 18.03.2013
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 27.02.2013
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 26.02.2013
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 10.04.2013
Cryer, John Labour Party Leyton and Wanstead 06.03.2013
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.02.2013
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 07.03.2013
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 27.02.2013
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 27.02.2013
Evans, Jonathan Conservative Party Cardiff North 26.02.2013
Field, Frank Labour Party Birkenhead 11.03.2013
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 26.02.2013
Francis, Hywel Labour Party Aberavon 05.03.2013
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 04.03.2013
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.03.2013
Hain, Peter Labour Party Neath 13.03.2013
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 04.03.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 27.02.2013
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 06.03.2013
Jowell, Tessa Labour Party Dulwich and West Norwood 17.04.2013
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 04.03.2013
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 07.03.2013
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 14.03.2013
Love, Andrew Labour Party Edmonton 06.03.2013
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 05.03.2013
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 27.02.2013
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 07.03.2013
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 27.02.2013
Mearns, Ian Labour Party Gateshead 07.03.2013
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 15.04.2013
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 12.03.2013
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 13.03.2013
Robertson, John Labour Party Glasgow North West 06.03.2013
Roy, Lindsay Labour Party Glenrothes 21.03.2013
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 07.03.2013
Sanders, Adrian Liberal Democrats Torbay 11.03.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 27.02.2013
Sharma, Virendra Labour Party Ealing Southall 27.02.2013
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 06.03.2013
Vaz, Valerie Labour Party Walsall South 12.03.2013
Walley, Joan Labour Party Stoke-on-Trent North 28.02.2013
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 04.03.2013
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 05.03.2013
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 26.02.2013
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 26.02.2013

Amendment 1113A1 - WESTERN SAHARA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

at end add 'further notes that the most serious sentences were for acts of violence leading to the deaths of 11 unarmed law enforcement officers and mutilation of their corpses; further notes that the convictions followed fair and open trials in a judicial process conducted in accordance with Moroccan domestic law and Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and United Nations Resolution 2005/30, monitored by the National Human Rights Council and international observers who reported it as 'transparent and balanced'; and recognises that civil protest and demonstrations in Morocco have taken place regularly and peacefully, but where injury and death occurs the country has every right to enforce the law and through judicial impartiality ensure justice is accorded to the families of the deceased, to whom this House expresses its condolences'.

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Amess, David Conservative Party Southend West 14.03.2013
Bellingham, Henry Conservative Party North West Norfolk 18.03.2013
Davies, David TC Conservative Party Monmouth 06.03.2013
Davies, Philip Conservative Party Shipley 18.03.2013
Field, Mark Conservative Party Cities of London and Westminster 18.03.2013
Howarth, Gerald Conservative Party Aldershot 10.04.2013
Kawczynski, Daniel Conservative Party Shrewsbury and Atcham 13.03.2013
Mercer, Patrick Conservative Party Newark 19.03.2013

Amendment 1113A2 - WESTERN SAHARA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

leave out from 'tribunal;' to end and add 'further notes that when the Moroccan security forces moved to break up the protest, 11 security personnel were murdered and their bodies mutilated by extremists who had infiltrated the protestors' group; further notes that the Moroccan government has stated that their trial took place using the permanent military court because the crimes involved were murders of Moroccan armed forces; further notes that sentences passed varied between 20 and 30 years; further notes that the Moroccan government has stated that there is a right of appeal to the appropriate higher court; and further notes that a number of domestic and international human rights groups were able to observe the trial and that, whilst some have raised concerns, others have welcomed the openness of the trial and reported that correct procedures were followed.'.

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Clifton-Brown, Geoffrey Conservative Party Cotswolds 11.03.2013
Hendry, Charles Conservative Party Wealden 18.03.2013
Liddell-Grainger, Ian Conservative Party Bridgwater and Somerset West 11.03.2013

Amendment 1113A3 - WESTERN SAHARA AND HUMAN RIGHTS

  • Session: 2012-13
  • Date tabled: 14.03.2013
  • Primary sponsor: Field, Mark
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    at end add 'further notes that the most serious sentences were for acts of violence leading to the deaths of 11 unarmed law enforcement officers and the mutilation of their corpses; further notes that the convictions followed fair and open trials in a judicial process conducted in accordance with Moroccan domestic law Article 10 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 14 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and UN Resolution 2005/30, and were monitored by the National Human Rights Council and international observers who reported it as 'transparent and balanced'; and recognises that civil protest and demonstrations in Morocco have taken place regularly and peacefully, but where injury and death occurs the country has every right to enforce the law and through judicial impartiality to ensure justice is accorded to the families of the deceased, to whom this House expresses its condolences.'.

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Field, Mark Conservative Party Cities of London and Westminster 14.03.2013