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Human Rights In Egypt

EDM number 1062 in 2017-19, proposed by Ann Clwyd on 13/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Africa and Human rights.

That this House is very concerned about the unprecedented human rights crisis in Egypt, with the continuing crackdown on civil society, restrictions on freedom of expression, assembly and association, the use of torture, and reports of enforced disappearances, arbitrary detentions and unfair trials; notes with alarm that the run-up to the Presidential elections has also been marked by serious and systematic violations, including politically-motivated arrests of potential Presidential candidates, such as leading Government critic, Abdel Moneim Aboul-Fotouh, former military chief of staff, Sami Anan, and Colonel Ahmed Konsawa; further notes also that human rights groups estimate that there are now more than 60,000 political prisoners in Egypt; and calls on the Government to review all forms of co-operation with the Egyptian Government, including arms exports, to ensure it is not facilitating serious human rights abuses in that country, and to raise its concerns about the situation with its Egyptian counterparts as a matter of urgency.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

Ann Clwyd13/03/2018Cynon ValleyLabourProposed
Jim Shannon14/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Virendra Sharma14/03/2018Ealing, SouthallLabourSeconded
Jonathan Edwards14/03/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSeconded
Ronnie Campbell14/03/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins14/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Liz Saville Roberts14/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Lady Hermon14/03/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Mary Glindon15/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Ben Lake15/03/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSigned
Martin Docherty16/03/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle19/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
David Linden19/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens19/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas20/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Marie Rimmer21/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell16/04/2018LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry23/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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