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Samar Alami And Jawad Botmeh

EDM number 1456 in 2001-02, proposed by John Austin on 18/06/2002.

That this House notes that Samar Alami and Jawad Botmeh have always protested their innocence and that their 1996 conviction in relation to the 1994 bombings of the Israeli Embassy and Balfour House has been widely questioned; also notes the unanswered questions about the bombings, including the identity of the bombers; further notes that the prosecution scenario of an intelligence vacuum contrasts with the Israeli and British authorities having received contemporaneous prior warnings about imminent attacks by parties unrelated to Samar or Jawad; further notes that the disclosure process has been plagued by the repeated use of public interest immunity certificates and by human errors conceded by the prosecution, police, M15 and M16, resulting in crucial information being withheld from the trial judge; notes Amnesty International's concern that the pair were denied their right to a fair trial; further notes that the United Kingdom Government has received official representations from many politicians and Arab governments on this case; believes that winning the war against terror and the United Kingdom's reputation are ill-served by jailing the wrong people and leaving the actual bombers free; and calls on the Government to re-open the investigation, make its results publicly known, and address the human errors so that justice is done and seen to be done.

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

John Austin18/06/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Mohammad Sarwar18/06/2002Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
George Galloway18/06/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Colin Breed18/06/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Rob Marris18/06/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd18/06/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones18/06/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Robert Jackson18/06/2002WantageConservativeSigned
Brian Sedgemore18/06/2002Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Alan Simpson19/06/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
John McDonnell19/06/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara19/06/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell19/06/2002Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn19/06/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer19/06/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Harry Barnes19/06/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Harold Best19/06/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt19/06/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
Andrew George20/06/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty20/06/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins20/06/2002Luton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Flynn20/06/2002Newport WestLabourSigned
Neil Gerrard21/06/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
Marsha Singh26/06/2002Bradford WestLabourSigned
Mark Oaten26/06/2002WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden26/06/2002Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Adam Price27/06/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Frank Cook01/07/2002Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams02/07/2002CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Karen Buck03/07/2002Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Phil Sawford04/07/2002KetteringLabourSigned
Mike Wood04/07/2002Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Valerie Davey08/07/2002Bristol WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/07/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd11/07/2002Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Richard Taylor11/07/2002Wyre ForestIndependentSigned
Paul Truswell18/07/2002PudseyLabourSigned
Nick Harvey24/07/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Walley24/07/2002Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned

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