Early day motion 133

GUANTANAMO BAY HUNGER STRIKE

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Total number of signatures: 25

Anderson, David Campbell, Ronnie Caton, Martin Clark, Katy
Corbyn, Jeremy Durkan, Mark Flynn, Paul Francis, Hywel
Galloway, George Hancock, Mike Hopkins, Kelvin Jackson, Glenda
Leech, John Long, Naomi Lucas, Caroline McDonnell, Alasdair
McGovern, Jim Meale, Alan Owen, Albert Ritchie, Margaret
Ruddock, Joan Russell, Bob Sanders, Adrian Teather, Sarah
Ward, David

That this House notes that on 16 May 2013 the hunger strike by detainees at Guantanamo Bay entered its 100th day; is deeply concerned by the updated guidelines for force feeding hunger-strikers in Guantanamo Bay, which allow inmates to be shackled to a chair, fitted with a mask and have tubes inserted through their nose and into their stomachs for up to two hours at a time; expresses its disappointment that over four years after President Obama's pledge to close the camp it remains open; further notes with dismay that British resident Shaker Aamer has been held without charge in Guantanamo Bay for over 10 years despite being cleared for transfer in 2007; and calls on the Government urgently to work with the US administration to ensure Mr Aamer returns home and Guantanamo Bay is closed as soon as possible.