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Samar Alami And Jawad Botmeh

EDM number 202 in 2002-03, proposed by John Austin on 26/11/2002.

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; further notes that unanswered questions about the bombings, including the identity of 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, MI5 and MI6, resulting in crucial information being withheld from the trial judge; further 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 43 MPs.

John Austin26/11/2002Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Neil Gerrard26/11/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
Derek Wyatt26/11/2002Sittingbourne & SheppeyLabourSigned
George Galloway26/11/2002Glasgow, KelvinLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd26/11/2002Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Richard Burden26/11/2002Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Colin Breed26/11/2002South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin McNamara26/11/2002Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Rob Marris26/11/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Alice Mahon26/11/2002HalifaxLabourSigned
Lynne Jones26/11/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Robert Jackson26/11/2002WantageConservativeSigned
Phil Sawford26/11/2002KetteringLabourSigned
Khalid Mahmood27/11/2002Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Martin Caton27/11/2002GowerLabourSigned
Terry Davis27/11/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Andrew George27/11/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes27/11/2002North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Robert Wareing27/11/2002Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/11/2002Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty02/12/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor02/12/2002North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian Sedgemore02/12/2002Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Harold Best02/12/2002Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn03/12/2002Islington NorthLabourSigned
Adam Price04/12/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Llew Smith04/12/2002Blaenau GwentLabourSigned
Tony Clarke05/12/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Valerie Davey05/12/2002Bristol WestLabourSigned
Bill Etherington05/12/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell09/12/2002Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Mike Wood09/12/2002Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Ann Cryer11/12/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Mark Oaten17/12/2002WinchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
David Borrow07/01/2003South RibbleLabourSigned
Paul Flynn08/01/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Nigel Jones13/01/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh15/01/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Frank Cook15/01/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Marshall03/02/2003Leicester SouthLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd07/02/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Glenda Jackson31/03/2003Hampstead & HighgateLabourSigned
Barbara Follett30/04/2003StevenageLabourSigned

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