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Hong Kong Umbrella Movement Trials

EDM number 1830 in 2017-19, proposed by Fiona Bruce on 13/11/2018.

That this House notes with concern the upcoming trial on 19 November 2018 of nine leaders of the Hong Kong Umbrella movement, including the co-founders of the Occupy Central campaign Professor Benny Tai Yiu-ting, Professor Chan Kin-man, and Reverend Chu Yiu-ming; is further concerned that they are facing vague and ambiguous charges with each carrying seven years’ imprisonment; condemns the use of common law charges apparently intended to intimidate and silence pro-democracy figures including conspiracy to commit public nuisance, incitement to public nuisance and to incitement to incite public nuisance; notes that more than 100 pro-democracy protesters have been charged, and many jailed, on the basis of common law charges which curtail freedom of expression and have been criticised by the United Nations Human Rights Committee; and urges the Government, in view of our commitments under the Sino-British Joint Declaration, to raise the issue with the Government of Hong Kong and consider further actions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 16 MPs.

Fiona Bruce13/11/2018CongletonConservativeProposed
Catherine West13/11/2018Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham13/11/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon14/11/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Bob Blackman14/11/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Mary Glindon14/11/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Peter Bottomley15/11/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Chris Stephens15/11/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Sammy Wilson19/11/2018East AntrimDUPSigned
Hugh Gaffney19/11/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
John Grogan19/11/2018Signed
Lady Hermon19/11/2018North DownIndependentSigned
Caroline Lucas19/11/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Edward Davey20/11/2018Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Rosie Cooper20/11/2018West LancashireLabourSigned
Ruth George26/11/2018High PeakLabourSigned

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