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Human Rights In The Gambia

EDM number 352 in 2012-13, proposed by Katy Clark on 06/07/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Africa and Human rights.

That this House is deeply concerned by the continued detention of Gambian journalist Ebrima Manneh who was detained in 2006 and was said to be alive in 2011 by the Gambian Attorney General and Minister for Justice Edward Gomez; notes that since then no further information has been released about the wellbeing of Ebrima Manneh; recognises there have been recent occurrences in 2012, as reported in a Public Statement by Amnesty International, where journalists and activists have been unlawfully arrested, harassed and detained; further notes the remarks of the Attorney General and Justice Minister in the Gambian Daily News newspaper that those within the Gambian diaspora talking grimly about Gambia's human rights would experience a backlash if they returned to the Gambia; is very concerned for the safety of those Gambians who are seen as opponents of the Gambian government; and calls on the Government to urgently raise the case of Ebrima Manneh with the Gambian government as well as looking for opportunities to safeguard the human rights of Gambian nationals and diaspora.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Katy Clark06/07/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourProposed
John McDonnell06/07/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn06/07/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Linda Riordan06/07/2012HalifaxLabourSeconded
Teresa Pearce06/07/2012Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSeconded
Alan Meale09/07/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon09/07/2012StrangfordDUPSigned
Mark Durkan09/07/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
John Leech09/07/2012Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma09/07/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins10/07/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin10/07/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd10/07/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie10/07/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lady Hermon11/07/2012North DownIndependentSigned
William McCrea11/07/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Martin Caton11/07/2012GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn11/07/2012Newport WestLabourSigned
David Anderson11/07/2012BlaydonLabourSigned
John Robertson16/07/2012Glasgow North WestLabourSigned
Andrew George16/07/2012St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
David Crausby17/07/2012Bolton North EastLabourSigned

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