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Samar Alami And Jawad Botmeh

EDM number 111 in 2003-04, proposed by John Austin on 26/11/2003.

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 there are unanswered questions about the bombings, including the identity of bombers; further notes that the prosecution scenerio 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; 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 peope 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 28 MPs.

John Austin26/11/2003Erith & ThamesmeadLabourProposed
Robert Jackson26/11/2003WantageConservativeSigned
Lynne Jones26/11/2003Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Colin Breed26/11/2003South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden26/11/2003Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Alan Meale27/11/2003MansfieldLabourSigned
Tom Brake27/11/2003Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn27/11/2003Islington NorthLabourSigned
Sue Doughty02/12/2003GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George02/12/2003St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Neil Gerrard02/12/2003WalthamstowLabourSigned
David Lepper03/12/2003Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Jenny Tonge03/12/2003Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green04/12/2003LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones08/12/2003CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Etherington09/12/2003Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Rob Marris11/12/2003Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
Win Griffiths11/12/2003BridgendLabourSigned
Brian Sedgemore15/12/2003Hackney South & ShoreditchLabourSigned
Frank Cook15/12/2003Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Paul Marsden16/12/2003Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Marsha Singh17/12/2003Bradford WestLabourSigned
Alan Simpson18/12/2003Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Phil Sawford07/01/2004KetteringLabourSigned
Valerie Davey07/01/2004Bristol WestLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar12/01/2004Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Mike Wood08/03/2004Batley & SpenLabourSigned
Tom Cox09/06/2004TootingLabourSigned

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