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Edneth Gotora

EDM number 852 in 2004-05, proposed by Frank Cook on 08/03/2005.

That this House is dismayed that the Government has resumed deportations to Zimbabwe despite increasing intimidation and brutality by ZANU-PF gangs; is alarmed that individuals who escaped with their lives should be reconsigned to threatening circumstances; notes that one such is Edneth Gotora whose husband was beaten to death by ZANU-PF thugs for no more than distributing leaflets, whilst her infant daughter was injured so badly that she died weeks later from injuries sustained during the attack; further notes that the culprits were apprehended but released immediately on bail whereupon they returned and abducted Edneth to a rehabilitation camp where she was raped and brutalised by the `commandant' and his henchmen such that she had to be hospitalised; further notes that, with assistance from an orderly, Edneth escaped and hid herself prior to making her way successfully to England; regrets that Edneth's plea for asylum was refused on the grounds that her husband was now dead and that she is now safe; is aware that a petition of 17,500 signatures is to be presented to the Home Office by the Reverend Sheila Maxey, Moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reform Church; recognises that, while the Government pays lip service to the issues of domestic violence there is violence on a national scale in Zimbabwe, yet Edneth seems destined to be despatched to the same dangerous circumstances from which she escaped; and therefore calls upon the Home Secretary to exercise his discretion under the law to grant this much wronged lady the shelter she so desperately needs.

This motion has been signed by a total of 64 MPs.

Frank Cook08/03/2005Stockton NorthLabourProposed
David Drew08/03/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Lynne Jones09/03/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara09/03/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton09/03/2005GowerLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn09/03/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Huw Edwards09/03/2005MonmouthLabourSigned
Andrew George09/03/2005St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley09/03/2005Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing09/03/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Paul Holmes09/03/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Jenny Tonge10/03/2005Richmond ParkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Tyler10/03/2005North CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Harold Best10/03/2005Leeds North WestLabourSigned
Win Griffiths10/03/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Colin Breed10/03/2005South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones10/03/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/03/2005Luton NorthLabourSigned
Sydney Chapman10/03/2005Chipping BarnetConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke14/03/2005Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Stunell14/03/2005Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Beith14/03/2005Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Barnes14/03/2005North East DerbyshireLabourSigned
Mike Hancock14/03/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward Garnier14/03/2005HarboroughConservativeSigned
Ann Cryer14/03/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Tony Colman14/03/2005PutneyLabourSigned
John McDonnell14/03/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Joan Humble14/03/2005Blackpool North & FleetwoodLabourSigned
Alan Simpson14/03/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Marion Roe14/03/2005BroxbourneConservativeSigned
Nicholas Winterton15/03/2005MacclesfieldConservativeSigned
Richard Burden15/03/2005Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Helen Jackson16/03/2005Sheffield, HillsboroughLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman16/03/2005Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
David Crausby16/03/2005Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Clive Efford16/03/2005ElthamLabourSigned
Roy Beggs16/03/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
John Taylor16/03/2005SolihullConservativeSigned
Desmond Turner16/03/2005Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
Rudi Vis16/03/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Parmjit Gill17/03/2005Leicester SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Tony Wright17/03/2005Cannock ChaseLabourSigned
Geraldine Smith18/03/2005Morecambe & LunesdaleLabourSigned
Andrew Hunter21/03/2005BasingstokeDUPSigned
Janet Anderson22/03/2005Rossendale & DarwenLabourSigned
Barbara Roche23/03/2005Hornsey & Wood GreenLabourSigned
Steve Webb24/03/2005NorthavonLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley24/03/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Robert Walter24/03/2005North DorsetConservativeSigned
Jim Cunningham24/03/2005Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Andrew Mitchell24/03/2005Sutton ColdfieldConservativeSigned
Tony Lloyd24/03/2005Manchester CentralLabourSigned
David Heath24/03/2005Somerton & FromeLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Iddon04/04/2005Bolton South EastLabourSigned
Patsy Calton04/04/2005CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Gerry Steinberg04/04/2005Durham, City ofLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross04/04/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Christine Russell05/04/2005Chester, City ofLabourSigned
David Lepper05/04/2005Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Khalid Mahmood05/04/2005Birmingham, Perry BarrLabourSigned
Richard Ottaway05/04/2005Croydon SouthConservativeSigned
David Winnick05/04/2005Walsall NorthLabourSigned
Tony Clarke06/04/2005Northampton SouthLabourSigned

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