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Augusto Pinochet

EDM number 340 in 1999-00, proposed by Jeremy Corbyn on 02/02/2000.

That this House notes that on 30th January, the respected Spanish newspaper El Pais published the text of letters exchanged between the Home Office and Augusto Pinochet's lawyers from November 1999 onwards, and that these letters confirm that, despite being under no legal obligation to make such an offer, the Home Office proposed on its own initiative that Augusto Pinochet's medical details be kept secret before they received any such request from his lawyers; further notes that his lawyers informed the Home Office that their client issued them with detailed instructions about the terms under which he would submit to medical examination in November 1999 after he had allegedly suffered a major deterioration rendering him unable to prepare for trial, that, contrary to procedures adopted in previous extradition cases, the Home Office suggested General Pinochet's own British and Chilean doctors could attend his 5th January medical examination, and that the Home Office supplied him in advance with the complete list of questions they asked the independent medical team to ascertain, including queries about his ability to recall events in the 1970s; notes also that apparent loss of memory in this respect is notoriously easy to fake and that the torture offences upon which his extradition is sought occurred in the late 1980s; and therefore calls upon the Home Secretary to request that Augusto Pinochet, attend a fresh medical examination at which observers for the governments of Spain, France, Belgium and Switzerland will be allowed to be present.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Jeremy Corbyn02/02/2000Islington NorthLabourProposed
Diane Abbott02/02/2000Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing02/02/2000Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
David Taylor02/02/2000North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Roger Berry02/02/2000KingswoodLabourSigned
Tony Benn02/02/2000ChesterfieldLabourSigned
Harry Barnes02/02/2000North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard02/02/2000WalthamstowLabourSigned
Maria Fyfe02/02/2000Glasgow, MaryhillLabourSigned
Ann Cryer02/02/2000KeighleyLabourSigned
Harry Cohen02/02/2000Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd02/02/2000Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Bill Michie02/02/2000Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/02/2000Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alice Mahon02/02/2000HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones02/02/2000Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins02/02/2000Luton NorthLabourSigned
Llew Smith02/02/2000Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Alan Simpson02/02/2000Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Valerie Davey03/02/2000Bristol WestLabourSigned
Jon Trickett03/02/2000HemsworthLabourSigned
Harold Best03/02/2000Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Mike Hancock03/02/2000Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Godman03/02/2000Greenock & InverclydeLabourSigned
Andrew George03/02/2000St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington03/02/2000Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Tom Cox03/02/2000TootingLabourSigned
Michael Clapham03/02/2000Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd03/02/2000Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
David Lepper03/02/2000Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
David Heath03/02/2000Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Gordon Prentice03/02/2000PendleLabourSigned
Edward Davey03/02/2000Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Iain Coleman04/02/2000Hammersmith & FulhamLabourSigned
Ian Davidson04/02/2000Glasgow, PollokLabour Co-operativeSigned
Mark Todd04/02/2000South DerbyshireLabourSigned
Ashok Kumar07/02/2000Middlesbrough South & East ClevelandLabourSigned
Eric Clarke08/02/2000MidlothianLabourSigned
Russell Brown08/02/2000DumfriesLabourSigned
George Mudie08/02/2000Leeds EastLabourSigned
Phil Sawford09/02/2000KetteringLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/02/2000Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Simon Thomas09/02/2000CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Ruane10/02/2000Vale of ClwydLabourSigned
Jenny Jones10/02/2000Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Richard Livsey10/02/2000Brecon & RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton10/02/2000GowerLabourSigned
Win Griffiths11/02/2000BridgendLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson15/02/2000Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Dennis Skinner17/02/2000BolsoverLabourSigned
John Austin08/03/2000Erith & ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Audrey WiseUnknownWithdrawn

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