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EDM number 1447 in 1994-95, proposed by Tony Lloyd on 19/07/1995.

That this House notes that since the annulled Presidential elections held in Nigeria in June 1993 Nigeria has faced a steady deterioration in human, civil and political rights; recognises that the presumed election victor Moshood Abiola is being held without trial by the military regime headed by General Sani Abacha; further notes widespread disquiet both in Nigeria and in the international community over continued and systematic abuse of not only the democratic and judicial process but also increasing flagrant abuses of human rights; recognises that the National Constitutional Conference set up in June 1994 has in fact been used to delay a return to democracy rather than provide a clear timetable for a return to civilian rule; is concerned that sentences ranging from death sentences to life imprisonment have recently been passed on alleged coup plotters in a trial held in secret and whose charges were never revealed; condemns the Nigerian Military Government's attempt to silence British criticism of the regime's action by threatening British business interests; and calls upon the military regime to exercise clemency with respect to theabove cases and urges the institution of a fair and open judicial process and the introduction of practical steps to improve human rights and a binding timetable for the return of a civilian government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 41 MPs.

Tony Lloyd19/07/1995StretfordProposed
Joyce Quin19/07/1995Gateshead EastSigned
Keith Hill19/07/1995StreathamSigned
Paul Murphy19/07/1995TorfaenSigned
Ernie Ross16/10/1995Dundee WestSigned
Lynne Jones16/10/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Hugh Bayley16/10/1995York, City ofSigned
Mike Watson16/10/1995Glasgow CentralSigned
Keith Bradley17/10/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Dennis Turner17/10/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Battle17/10/1995Leeds WestSigned
Harry Barnes17/10/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
Norman Godman17/10/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/10/1995Islington NorthSigned
Richard Burden17/10/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Bill Michie17/10/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Jon Owen Jones17/10/1995Cardiff CentralSigned
Roy Hughes17/10/1995Newport EastSigned
Robert Parry17/10/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dawn Primarolo18/10/1995Bristol SouthSigned
Don Touhig18/10/1995IslwynSigned
Jack Thompson18/10/1995WansbeckSigned
Nick Ainger18/10/1995PembrokeSigned
Paul Flynn18/10/1995Newport WestSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/10/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
Alice Mahon18/10/1995HalifaxSigned
Ken Livingstone18/10/1995Brent EastSigned
Gordon Prentice18/10/1995PendleSigned
John Evans18/10/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Michael Clapham19/10/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Win Griffiths19/10/1995BridgendSigned
Roger Godsiff19/10/1995Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/10/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/10/1995Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Bridget Prentice19/10/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Eddie Loyden23/10/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Janet Anderson23/10/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Tony Benn23/10/1995ChesterfieldSigned
Eric Illsley26/10/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Mike Hall26/10/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Audrey Wise01/11/1995PrestonSigned

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