Twenty MPs across the opposition parties in the UK parliament are calling on David Cameron to withdraw an official invitation to Egyptian president Abdelfattah el-Sisi. Green Party MP Caroline Lucas tabled has tabled an Early Day Motion condemning the visit with the backing of Labour MPs Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell, Mark Durkan of the Social Democratic and Labour Party, the Scottish National Party’s Martyn Day and Jonathan Edwards of Plaid Cymru.
The motion calls for the revocation of death sentences handed out by Egyptian courts to opponents of the military regime, including former president Mohamed Morsi, who was overthrown by El-Sisi in a coup two years ago, and demands an end to British sales of arms and security equipment to Egypt.
Read the full text and list of signatories online.
What you can do:
- Contact your MP and urge them to add their name to EDM 279 before Parliament breaks for the summer recess on 21 July
- Sign our statement against the visit online here
- Pass this #sisinotwelcome_model_motion through your trade union or student union
One thought on “MPs call on Cameron to withdraw Sisi invitation”
Sisi not welcome in UK
He is a killer
We can not have a kill with out and we shouldn’t support them
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