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Arrests In Malawi Of Cuthbert Kulemela And Kelvin Gonani

EDM number 884 in 2015-16, proposed by Patrick Grady on 16/12/2015.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Equality and Human rights.

That this House notes with serious concern reports in the Nyasa Times and elsewhere that Cuthbert Kulemela and Kelvin Gonani have been arrested in Lilongwe, Malawi, related to having consensual sex together; welcomes the condemnation of this development by the US Ambassador to Malawi, and echoes her calls for the charges to be dropped; believes the arrest is a regressive step given the relaxation of anti-gay laws under the previous President of Malawi; recognises the strong friendship that exists between Scotland, the UK as a whole, and Malawi, and in a spirit of friendship reminds the Malawi government of its international human rights obligations with respect to the protection of minorities from persecution; and calls on the Government to urgently express these concerns to the government of Malawi.

This motion has been signed by a total of 24 MPs.

Patrick Grady16/12/2015Glasgow NorthScottish National PartyProposed
Tasmina Sheikh16/12/2015Ochil and South PerthshireScottish National PartySeconded
Stewart McDonald16/12/2015Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySeconded
Angela Crawley16/12/2015Lanark and Hamilton EastScottish National PartySeconded
Anne McLaughlin16/12/2015Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySeconded
Stephen Gethins16/12/2015North East FifeScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Grant16/12/2015GlenrothesScottish National PartySigned
Neil Gray16/12/2015Airdrie and ShottsScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley16/12/2015Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Mark Durkan16/12/2015FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martyn Day17/12/2015Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens17/12/2015Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Corri Wilson17/12/2015Ayr, Carrick and CumnockScottish National PartySigned
Kelvin Hopkins17/12/2015Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jim Shannon17/12/2015StrangfordDUPSigned
Joanna Cherry05/01/2016Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale05/01/2016MansfieldLabourSigned
Alison Thewliss06/01/2016Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Kirsten Oswald07/01/2016East RenfrewshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Law07/01/2016Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Alex Salmond07/01/2016Signed
Alasdair McDonnell11/01/2016Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Deidre Brock12/01/2016Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySigned
Hannah Bardell14/01/2016LivingstonScottish National PartySigned

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