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Speaker Abbot Award

EDM number 2362 in 2007-08, proposed by Peter Hain on 28/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Asia, Human rights and International politics and government.

That this House applauds Jonathan Paye-Layleh from Liberia and Michel Kilo from Syria, joint winners of the 2008 Parliamentary Press Gallery Speaker Abbot Award, supported by the Silbury Fund, given since 2003 to international journalists considered to have made the greatest contribution internationally to the protection, promotion and perpetuation of parliamentary democracy; notes that while Jonathan Paye-Layleh was able to receive his award from Mr Speaker in October 2008 at a reception in Mr Speaker's apartments at Westminster, Michel Kilo was arrested on 14th May 2006, accused of publishing `mendacious and exaggerated reports with the aim of discrediting the government' and `defaming the president and the courts', and remains in prison in Syria; and calls on the authorities in Syria to release Michel Kilo and allow him to continue the struggle for democracy in Syria.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

Peter Hain28/10/2008NeathLabourProposed
Mark Durkan28/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Andrew Dismore29/10/2008HendonLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSeconded
Lynne Jones29/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSeconded
Martin Caton29/10/2008GowerLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn30/10/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
John Battle30/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/10/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Brian Jenkins30/10/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Simon Hughes30/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Burden03/11/2008Birmingham, NorthfieldLabourSigned
Peter Bottomley03/11/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Rudi Vis03/11/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Simpson04/11/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell10/11/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jo Swinson10/11/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Eric Illsley11/11/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
John McDonnell25/11/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned

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