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Nigeria And Recent Speech Of General Abacha

EDM number 1460 in 1994-95, proposed by Tony Lloyd on 16/10/1995.

That this House notes the seizure of power by a brutal military dictatorship in Nigeria after the annulled presidential elections in 1993; notes the flagrant abuse of human, civil and political rights in the country; recognises the international concern over the imprisonment of critics of the regime, including Chief Abiola, widely seen as the victor of the June 1993 elections; notes international appeals for clemency in the cases of alleged coup plotters; notes the speech of General Abacha on 1st October 1995 and welcomes positive indications as to clemency from the death penalty for the alleged coup plotters in response to widespread and united international appeals; urges the military dictatorship to free all political prisoners including Chief Abiola and former head of state General Obasanjo; and further urges the regime to institute a fair and open judicial process within the country.

This motion has been signed by a total of 81 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Tony Lloyd16/10/1995StretfordProposed
David Hanson16/10/1995DelynSigned
Audrey Wise16/10/1995PrestonSigned
John Gunnell16/10/1995Leeds South and MorleySigned
John Evans16/10/1995St Helens NorthSigned
Kenneth Eastham16/10/1995Manchester, BlackleySigned
Ian Davidson16/10/1995Glasgow, GovanSigned
Frank Cook16/10/1995Stockton NorthSigned
Ann Clwyd16/10/1995Cynon ValleySigned
Thomas McAvoy16/10/1995Glasgow, RutherglenSigned
Piara S Khabra16/10/1995Ealing, SouthallSigned
Helen Jackson16/10/1995Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Peter Hardy16/10/1995WentworthSigned
Peter Pike16/10/1995BurnleySigned
Colin Pickthall16/10/1995West LancashireSigned
Richard Caborn16/10/1995Sheffield CentralSigned
Jeremy Corbyn17/10/1995Islington NorthSigned
Jim Dowd17/10/1995Lewisham WestSigned
Norman Godman17/10/1995Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Peter Hain17/10/1995NeathSigned
Harry Barnes17/10/1995North East DerbyshireSigned
John Battle17/10/1995Leeds WestSigned
Jack Thompson17/10/1995WansbeckSigned
Paddy Tipping17/10/1995SherwoodSigned
Dennis Turner17/10/1995Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Bill Michie17/10/1995Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Richard Burden17/10/1995Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Bridget Prentice17/10/1995Lewisham EastSigned
Adam Ingram17/10/1995East KilbrideSigned
Glenda Jackson17/10/1995Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Jon Owen Jones17/10/1995Cardiff CentralSigned
Lynne Jones17/10/1995Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Martyn Jones17/10/1995Clwyd South WestSigned
Chris Mullin17/10/1995Sunderland SouthSigned
Keith Bradley17/10/1995Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Menzies Campbell17/10/1995Fife North EastSigned
Ernie Ross18/10/1995Dundee WestSigned
Hugh Bayley18/10/1995York, City ofSigned
Win Griffiths18/10/1995BridgendSigned
Nick Ainger18/10/1995PembrokeSigned
Paul Flynn18/10/1995Newport WestSigned
Bill Etherington18/10/1995Sunderland NorthSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie18/10/1995Glasgow, PollokSigned
John Cummings18/10/1995EasingtonSigned
Jean Corston18/10/1995Bristol EastSigned
John McAllion18/10/1995Dundee EastSigned
William McKelvey18/10/1995Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Robert Parry18/10/1995Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Gordon Prentice18/10/1995PendleSigned
Dawn Primarolo18/10/1995Bristol SouthSigned
Martin Redmond18/10/1995Don ValleySigned
Ken Livingstone18/10/1995Brent EastSigned
Calum MacDonald18/10/1995Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Nick Harvey19/10/1995North DevonSigned
Anne Campbell19/10/1995CambridgeSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/10/1995Blyth ValleySigned
Michael Clapham19/10/1995Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Michael Connarty19/10/1995Falkirk EastSigned
Tom Cox19/10/1995TootingSigned
John Fraser19/10/1995NorwoodSigned
Roger Godsiff19/10/1995Birmingham Small HeathSigned
Janet Anderson23/10/1995Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Eddie Loyden23/10/1995Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Roy Hughes23/10/1995Newport EastSigned
Allan Rogers23/10/1995RhonddaSigned
Clive Soley23/10/1995HammersmithSigned
Keith Hill24/10/1995StreathamSigned
Alan Howarth24/10/1995Stratford-on-AvonSigned
Andrew Faulds24/10/1995Warley EastSigned
George Foulkes25/10/1995Carrick, Cumnock and Doon ValleySigned
Tony Banks25/10/1995Newham North WestSigned
Bruce George25/10/1995Walsall SouthSigned
Angela Eagle25/10/1995WallaseySigned
Edward O'Hara25/10/1995Knowsley SouthSigned
Rachel Squire25/10/1995Dunfermline WestSigned
Eric Illsley26/10/1995Barnsley CentralSigned
Mike Hall26/10/1995Warrington SouthSigned
Gerry Steinberg26/10/1995Durham, City ofSigned
Diane Abbott27/10/1995Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Simon Hughes07/11/1995Southwark and BermondseySigned
Derek EnrightUnknownWithdrawn

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