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Detention Of Greenpeace Activists In Russia

EDM number 607 in 2013-14, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 22/10/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Administration of justice, Environmental protection and Russia.

That this House is concerned that 28 Greenpeace activists, a freelance photographer and a freelance videographer, from 18 countries in total, have been detained in Russia since 19 September 2013, following a peaceful protest at the Prirazlomnaya oil drilling platform operated by Gazprom in Arctic waters; notes that there are six British nationals among those detained: Iain Rogers, Frank Hewetson, Kieron Bryan, Alexandra Harris, Anthony Perrett and Philip Ball; considers the piracy charges they face to be completely unfounded; observes that President Vladimir Putin and his adviser Mikhail Fedotov have made similar comments regarding the absence of any justification for accusations of piracy and that 11 Nobel Peace Prize laureates including Archbishop Desmond Tutu have written to the Russian President calling for the excessive charges to be dropped; welcomes steps taken by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to provide consular assistance and make representations to Russian officials; urges the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to ensure these efforts continue as a matter of priority; further notes the overwhelming support from global civil society, which has seen over 1.5 million people appeal for the release of the Arctic 30; and calls on the Government to continue to make urgent representations to the Russian government to secure the release of all detainees without delay.

This motion has been signed by a total of 63 MPs.

Caroline Lucas22/10/2013Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
Glenda Jackson22/10/2013Hampstead and KilburnLabourSeconded
Zac Goldsmith22/10/2013Richmond ParkConservativeSeconded
Paul Flynn22/10/2013Newport WestLabourSeconded
Simon Hughes22/10/2013Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSeconded
Anne Main22/10/2013St AlbansConservativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley22/10/2013Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Andrew George22/10/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jeremy Corbyn22/10/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
John McDonnell22/10/2013Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Jonathan Evans22/10/2013Cardiff NorthConservativeSigned
Pete Wishart22/10/2013Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Elfyn Llwyd22/10/2013Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Jessica Morden22/10/2013Newport EastLabourSigned
Julian Huppert22/10/2013CambridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Virendra Sharma23/10/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Simon Wright23/10/2013Norwich SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
John Mann23/10/2013BassetlawLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie23/10/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Gregory Campbell23/10/2013East LondonderryDUPSigned
Mark Durkan23/10/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alan Whitehead23/10/2013Southampton, TestLabourSigned
Mark Lazarowicz23/10/2013Edinburgh North and LeithLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil23/10/2013Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Martin Horwood23/10/2013CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
David Ward23/10/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Dennis Skinner23/10/2013BolsoverLabourSigned
Jim Shannon23/10/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Jonathan Edwards23/10/2013Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Joan Walley24/10/2013Stoke-on-Trent NorthLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland24/10/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
David Wright24/10/2013TelfordLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins24/10/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mike Hancock25/10/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Ian Lavery28/10/2013WansbeckLabourSigned
James Gray28/10/2013North WiltshireConservativeSigned
Katy Clark28/10/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz28/10/2013Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Tony Baldry29/10/2013BanburyConservativeSigned
Mike Thornton29/10/2013EastleighLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Dodds29/10/2013Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Stephen Lloyd29/10/2013EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Williams29/10/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mark Williams30/10/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Caton30/10/2013GowerLabourSigned
Michael Weir30/10/2013AngusScottish National PartySigned
Ronnie Campbell30/10/2013Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Hywel Francis30/10/2013AberavonLabourSigned
John Leech31/10/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alasdair McDonnell01/11/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lindsay Roy04/11/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned
Jim Cunningham05/11/2013Coventry SouthLabourSigned
David Crausby06/11/2013Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Sheila Gilmore08/11/2013Edinburgh EastLabourSigned
Naomi Long18/11/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Joan Ruddock20/11/2013Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
John Cryer25/11/2013Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Paul Blomfield26/11/2013Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
John Hemming27/11/2013Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Frank Dobson28/11/2013Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
David Lammy02/12/2013TottenhamLabourSigned
Roger Williams03/12/2013Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Clarke03/12/2013Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned

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