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Unrest And Violence In Nicaragua

EDM number 1494 in 2017-19, proposed by Mike Gapes on 09/07/2018.
Categorised under the topics of International politics and government and Latin America.

That this House is very concerned by continuing violence in Nicaragua which has claimed the lives of over 300 people, further to on-going protests and unrest which began in April 2018 against alleged state land grabs, now-abandoned reforms to the national social security system proposed by the Government of President Daniel Ortega, and the latter's increasingly authoritarian rule; notes that an Amnesty International report in May 2018 determined that the Government was practicing a shoot to kill policy with protesters, causing an alarming number of deaths; further notes the comments by the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein, that the violence and repression seen in Nicaragua since April are products of the systematic erosion of human rights over the years, and highlight the overall fragility of institutions and the rule of law; urges all sides, including Nicaraguan Government security forces, to respect the right to peaceful protest and commit to a non-violent resolution of the political crisis; and calls on the Government to raise these matters with its Nicaraguan counterparts as a matter of urgency, including the need to investigate all deaths in an independent manner and prosecute the alleged perpetrators, to support mediation efforts, and to consider further action if the violence continues.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Mike Gapes09/07/2018Ilford SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley09/07/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon10/07/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Marie Rimmer10/07/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens10/07/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySeconded
Caroline Lucas12/07/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSeconded
Bob Blackman12/07/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Alison Thewliss12/07/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Graham Jones12/07/2018HyndburnLabourSigned
Ruth George12/07/2018Signed
Chris Law16/07/2018Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
16/07/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry16/07/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown16/07/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Patrick Grady16/07/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Mark Hendrick19/07/2018PrestonLabourSigned
Helen Hayes04/09/2018Dulwich and West NorwoodLabourSigned
04/09/2018Sheffield, HallamLabourSigned
Stephen Gethins23/10/2018North East FifeScottish National PartySigned

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