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Human Rights In Nigeria (No. 2)

EDM number 1226 in 1994-95, proposed by Glenda Jackson on 12/06/1995.

That this House notes with concern that two years since the annulled election of Moshood Abiola as President of Nigeria he is still being held without proper trial by the military government; notes with concern his serious ill health; condemns the harsh conditions in which he is being held, in contravention of court orders and the refusal of the authorities to allow him access to justice; calls upon the Nigerian authorities to restore, without delay, democracy and human rights in Nigeria; commends to the House the report produced by Michael Birnbaum QC and published by Article XIX highlighting the cases of the Nigerian writer and human rights activist Ken Saro-Wiwa and 14 other members of the Ogoni people who have been brought to trial before a special tribunal in Nigeria; expresses its concern that the 15, despite facing the death penalty, have been denied their rights to trial by an independent and impartial tribunal, to adequate defence and to appeal; condemns the recent arrest of lawyers defending Ken Saro-Wiwa and Moshood Abiola; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to exert all possible diplomatic, economic and political pressure on the Nigerian authorities to obtain the release of these 16 defendants and all political prisoners currently held.

This motion has been signed by a total of 67 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Glenda Jackson12/06/1995Hampstead & HighgateProposed
Bridget Prentice12/06/1995Lewisham EastSigned
David Steel12/06/1995Tweeddale, Ettrick and LauderdaleSigned
Diane Abbott12/06/1995Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Jim Cunningham12/06/1995Coventry South EastSigned
Jean Corston12/06/1995Bristol EastSigned
Jeremy Corbyn12/06/1995Islington NorthSigned
Tom Clarke12/06/1995Monklands WestSigned
George Mudie12/06/1995Leeds EastSigned
Estelle Morris12/06/1995Birmingham, YardleySigned
Alf Morris12/06/1995Manchester WythenshaweSigned
Andrew Miller12/06/1995Ellesmere Port & NestonSigned
Alan Keen12/06/1995Feltham & HestonSigned
Barbara Roche12/06/1995Hornsey & Wood GreenSigned
Lynne Jones13/06/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Dennis Turner13/06/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Paddy Tipping13/06/1995SherwoodSigned
Jack Thompson13/06/1995WansbeckSigned
Hugh Bayley13/06/1995York, City ofSigned
Harry Barnes13/06/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks13/06/1995Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman13/06/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/06/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Jim Dowd13/06/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Terry Davis13/06/1995Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Michael Connarty13/06/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Alex Carlile13/06/1995MontgomerySigned
William McKelvey13/06/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
John McAllion13/06/1995Dundee EastSigned
Roy Hughes13/06/1995Newport EastSigned
Keith Hill13/06/1995StreathamSigned
Ernie Ross13/06/1995Dundee WestSigned
Robert Parry13/06/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Colin Pickthall14/06/1995West LancashireSigned
Paul Tyler14/06/1995North CornwallSigned
Mike Hall14/06/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Richard Burden14/06/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Gordon Oakes14/06/1995HaltonSigned
Eddie Loyden14/06/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Edward O'Hara14/06/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Dawn Primarolo15/06/1995Bristol SouthSigned
Alan Simpson15/06/1995Nottingham SouthSigned
Kim Howells15/06/1995PontypriddSigned
Helen Jackson15/06/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Barry Jones15/06/1995Alyn & DeesideSigned
Elfyn Llwyd15/06/1995Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Keith Bradley15/06/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
John Evans15/06/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Neil Gerrard15/06/1995WalthamstowSigned
Win Griffiths15/06/1995BridgendSigned
Mike Watson15/06/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Michael Clapham19/06/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Jeff Rooker19/06/1995Birmingham, Perry BarrSigned
Roland Boyes20/06/1995Houghton and WashingtonSigned
Paul Flynn20/06/1995Newport WestSigned
Austin Mitchell21/06/1995Great GrimsbySigned
John Gunnell21/06/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
Ken Livingstone22/06/1995Brent EastSigned
Eddie McGrady22/06/1995South DownSigned
Malcolm Bruce26/06/1995GordonSigned
Nick Harvey27/06/1995North DevonSigned
Peter Kilfoyle29/06/1995Liverpool, WaltonSigned
Harry Cohen29/06/1995LeytonSigned
Tommy Graham29/06/1995Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Menzies Campbell18/07/1995Fife North EastSigned
Audrey Wise18/07/1995PrestonSigned
Derek EnrightUnknownWithdrawn

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