Early day motion 2540


  • Session: 2010-12
  • Date tabled: 13.12.2011
  • Primary sponsor: Clwyd, Ann
  • Sponsors: 
    • Bottomley, Peter 
    • Durkan, Mark
    • Gapes, Mike
    • Huppert, Julian
    • Llwyd, Elfyn

Total number of signatures: 28

Bottomley, Peter Caton, Martin Clwyd, Ann Corbyn, Jeremy
Durkan, Mark Edwards, Jonathan Flynn, Paul Francis, Hywel
Gapes, Mike Glindon, Mary Hancock, Mike Hemming, John
Hopkins, Kelvin Howarth, George Huppert, Julian Lavery, Ian
Leech, John Llwyd, Elfyn Love, Andrew Lucas, Caroline
McDonnell, John Meale, Alan Morden, Jessica Owen, Albert
Skinner, Dennis Stringer, Graham Williams, Hywel Williams, Mark

That this House notes the upcoming pre-trial hearing of Private First Class Bradley Manning on 16 December 2011; expresses its hope for a free and fair trial process; further notes the high level of interest and concern regarding the case in the UK and in particular in Wales; is concerned at the impact of his pre-trial treatment at the US Quantico Marine Base, including solitary confinement anddenial of sleep and exercise; regrets the US administration's decision to deny the UN Special Rapporteur on Torture unimpeded access to Manning; urges the US administration to reverse this decision immediately; calls on the US administration to release all internal assessments on the impact of the WikiLeaks disclosures requested by his legal defence team; further regrets statements by US President Obama assuming Manning's guilt prior to any trial; and further calls on the Government to raise related concerns about the case with the US administration.