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Saudi Arabia-Wrongful Imprisonment

EDM number 804 in 2002-03, proposed by Alan Meale on 03/03/2003.

That this House is concerned about the ongoing plight of Alexander Mitchell, William Sampson, Raj Schyver, James Lee, James Cottle, Les Walker, Peter Brandon and Glen Ballard who are currently being detained in Saudi Arabian gaols; notes that at their trials and subsequent appeals, lawyers outlined to judges detailed evidence of confessions obtained under severe distress conducted by Saudi officials, which included them being suspended upside down for hours with their hands and feet bound, sleep deprivation for up to 10 days and regular beatings and torture on their persons; and calls upon the Government to insist upon their release, an immediate end to their incarceration and a full inquiry into their cases.

This motion has been signed by a total of 38 MPs.

Alan Meale03/03/2003MansfieldLabourProposed
Martin Smyth04/03/2003Belfast SouthUUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins04/03/2003Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lynne Jones04/03/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz04/03/2003Edinburgh North & LeithLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer04/03/2003KeighleyLabourSigned
Terry Davis04/03/2003Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Graham Stringer04/03/2003Manchester, BlackleyLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd05/03/2003Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Hancock05/03/2003Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton05/03/2003GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell05/03/2003Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Vincent Cable05/03/2003TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alice Mahon05/03/2003HalifaxLabourSigned
Bob Russell05/03/2003ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best06/03/2003Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Paul Tyler06/03/2003North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes06/03/2003North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Paul Holmes06/03/2003ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner06/03/2003BolsoverLabourSigned
Win Griffiths06/03/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Jeff Ennis10/03/2003Barnsley East & MexboroughLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/03/2003North DownUUPSigned
Eric Illsley11/03/2003Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington12/03/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rudi Vis12/03/2003Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Jenny Tonge13/03/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Flynn13/03/2003Newport WestLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara13/03/2003Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
John Pugh14/03/2003SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
John Lyons17/03/2003Strathkelvin & BearsdenLabourSigned
John Barrett17/03/2003Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Taylor17/03/2003North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Paul Marsden18/03/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson20/03/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Clive Efford20/03/2003ElthamLabourSigned
Edward Leigh31/03/2003GainsboroughConservativeSigned
Nigel Jones02/04/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned

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