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Opposition To Ongoing Suppression Of Freedom Of Speech In Egypt

EDM number 1483 in 2017-19, proposed by Alex Sobel on 04/07/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Equality, Human rights and International politics and government.

That this House is concerned with the ongoing suppression of freedom of speech in Egypt, with the crackdown on access to social media, the curtailment of democratic rights and the detention of human rights defender, Amal Fathy, for voicing her experiences of sexual harassment; notes ongoing failings by the Egyptian Government to protect women's rights in the areas of sexual misconduct and gender equality; and calls on the Government to limit its co-operation with the Egyptian Government until its commitment to human rights norms can be demonstrated, including freedom of speech, freedom of assembly and the immediate release of Amal Fathy to her husband and three-year old child and with a guarantee that she may live her life without fear of prosecution.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Alex Sobel04/07/2018Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Lloyd Russell-Moyle04/07/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Peter Bottomley04/07/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon05/07/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens05/07/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Alison Thewliss12/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySeconded
Chris Law16/07/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
David Linden16/07/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Fiona Bruce17/07/2018CongletonConservativeSigned
Mark Hendrick19/07/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Martyn Day23/10/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins23/10/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned

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