Early day motion 2123

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That this House notes media reports that the EU-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement is due to be signed on 26 October 2009; further notes that the Association Agreement can be suspended in the event of human rights violations; recalls that Syria is a signatory to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights; is appalled at the ongoing detention of Kamal al-Labwani, artist and campaigner for peaceful democratic reform in Syria; draws attention to the opinion of the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention that concluded his imprisonment by the Syrian authorities is illegal; is very concerned at reports of the disappearance of human rights lawyer Haythem al-Maleh on 17 October 2009; commends European Parliament resolution P7_TA-PROV(2009)0024 which calls for the release of political detainees; is alarmed at the Syrian government's disregard for human rights, including civil and political rights; and calls on the Syrian government to release political detainees, including Kamal al-Labwani, human rights lawyers and Damascus Declaration activists, prior to the signing of the EU-Syria Euro-Mediterranean Association Agreement.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Breed, Colin [R] Liberal Democrats South East Cornwall 22.10.2009
Bruce, Malcolm Liberal Democrats Gordon 10.11.2009
Cook, Frank Labour Party Stockton North 26.10.2009
Davey, Edward Liberal Democrats Kingston and Surbiton 21.10.2009
Dismore, Andrew Labour Party Hendon 22.10.2009
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.10.2009
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 27.10.2009
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 26.10.2009
Hunter, Mark Liberal Democrats Cheadle 27.10.2009
Jones, Lynne Labour Party Birmingham Selly Oak 22.10.2009
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 28.10.2009
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 27.10.2009
Rennie, Willie Liberal Democrats Dunfermline and West Fife 28.10.2009
Simpson, Alan Labour Party Nottingham South 03.11.2009
Swinson, Jo Liberal Democrats East Dunbartonshire 21.10.2009