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Imprisonment Of The Former President Of The Parliament Of Catalonia

EDM number 1748 in 2017-19, proposed by Jonathan Edwards on 24/10/2018.

That this House expresses concern at the ongoing imprisonment of the former President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Carme Forcadell, who has been imprisoned since March 2018; notes that the crime of rebellion of which she has been accused refers to the use of violence, of which there has been no evidence; further notes that this inconsistency was highlighted by the German judiciary when it was tasked with assessing, and ultimately denying, the Spanish Government's request to have the former Catalan President, Carles Puigdemont, extradited and brought before a Spanish court; regrets attempts by the Spanish Government to interfere in the proceedings of the Catalan Parliament; supports the right of peoples to hold free and open discussions of ideas without state intrusion; calls on the resolution of these institutional and political conflicts through non-criminal channels; and further calls for the immediate release of former President of the Parliament of Catalonia, Carme Forcadell.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jonathan Edwards24/10/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruProposed
Liz Saville Roberts24/10/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSeconded
Hywel Williams24/10/2018ArfonPlaid CymruSeconded
Ben Lake24/10/2018CeredigionPlaid CymruSeconded
Ronnie Cowan25/10/2018InverclydeScottish National PartySeconded
Mary Glindon25/10/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Douglas Chapman26/10/2018Dunfermline and West FifeScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens29/10/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer29/10/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Joanna Cherry29/10/2018Edinburgh South WestScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara30/10/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss31/10/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan01/11/2018Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas01/11/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Patricia Gibson01/11/2018North Ayrshire and ArranScottish National PartySigned
Ruth George05/11/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Angus MacNeil06/11/2018Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned

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