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Invitation To President El-Sisi To Visit UK And Human Rights In Egypt

EDM number 279 in 2015-16, proposed by Caroline Lucas on 09/07/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House is dismayed that the Prime Minister has extended an official invitation to Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi to visit the UK; notes that, as a member of the then ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, President el-Sisi supported the dissolution of the Egyptian parliament in 2012 and overthrew elected President Mohamed Morsi in a military coup in 2013; further notes that Mr Morsi is one of hundreds of opponents of President el-Sisi condemned to death in trials widely recognised by international human rights organisations as unfair; believes that the extension of an official invitation to President el-Sisi sends a message to the Egyptian regime that such abuses will be tolerated by the Government; is concerned that the Government continues to license the export of military and security equipment to Egypt; and calls on the Prime Minister to rescind the invitation, to put pressure on the Egyptian government to take immediate steps to demonstrate its commitment to democratic freedoms and human rights, including the revocation of all death sentences, and to stop licensing equipment for export to the Egyptian military and security forces.

This motion has been signed by a total of 53 MPs.

Caroline Lucas09/07/2015Brighton, PavilionGreenProposed
John McDonnell09/07/2015Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn09/07/2015Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan09/07/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jonathan Edwards09/07/2015Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Martyn Day13/07/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Grahame Morris13/07/2015EasingtonLabourSigned
Alan Meale13/07/2015MansfieldLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie13/07/2015South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Alex Salmond14/07/2015Signed
Roger Godsiff14/07/2015Birmingham, Hall GreenLabourSigned
David Anderson14/07/2015BlaydonLabourSigned
Mark Williams14/07/2015CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Alex Cunningham14/07/2015Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Stuart Donaldson15/07/2015West Aberdeenshire and KincardineScottish National PartySigned
Paul Flynn15/07/2015Newport WestLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell15/07/2015Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Hywel Williams15/07/2015ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Mary Glindon16/07/2015North TynesideLabourSigned
Chris Law16/07/2015Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens20/07/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Gerald Kaufman20/07/2015Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Cat Smith20/07/2015Lancaster and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Calum Kerr20/07/2015Berwickshire, Roxburgh and SelkirkScottish National PartySigned
Angus MacNeil20/07/2015Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
Tasmina Sheikh20/07/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady20/07/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Sarah Champion21/07/2015RotherhamLabourSigned
Mhairi Black21/07/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire SouthScottish National PartySigned
Greg Mulholland21/07/2015Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Harpham21/07/2015Sheffield, Brightside and HillsboroughLabourSigned
Vicky Foxcroft21/07/2015Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Tom Brake07/09/2015Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Helen Hayes07/09/2015Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
Stuart McDonald07/09/2015Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Rachael Maskell07/09/2015York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Joanna Cherry07/09/2015Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Douglas Chapman08/09/2015Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Louise Haigh08/09/2015Sheffield, HeeleyLabourSigned
Emily Thornberry08/09/2015Islington South and FinsburyLabourSigned
Michelle Thomson16/09/2015Edinburgh WestScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan17/09/2015Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Albert Owen17/09/2015Ynys MLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts17/09/2015Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Marie Rimmer12/10/2015St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Matthew Pennycook12/10/2015Greenwich and WoolwichLabourSigned
Tommy Sheppard12/10/2015Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Gavin Newlands12/10/2015Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Kate Osamor19/10/2015EdmontonLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Robert Flello26/10/2015Stoke-on-Trent SouthLabourSigned
Fiona Mactaggart29/10/2015SloughLabourSigned
Ian Blackford02/11/2015Ross, Skye and LochaberScottish National PartySigned
Alistair Carmichael04/11/2015Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned

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