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Trial of Jimmy Lai (18 Dec 2023)

Neale Hanvey: the plea of the right hon. Member for Chingford and Woodford Green (Sir Iain Duncan Smith) on behalf of Mr Lai. However, there is a whiff of hypocrisy in the air. In 2021, former ambassador Craig Murray was imprisoned on the fabricated conceit of jigsaw identification, and Julian Assange has been held in Belmarsh prison for 1,300 or more days. Will the Government lead by example...

World Press Freedom Day — [Mr Philip Hollobone in the Chair] (21 Jun 2022)

Fabian Hamilton: ...his condemnation of Assange’s extradition to the United States, which was mentioned by other hon. Members as well. The hon. Member, who is the former Justice Secretary of Scotland, also mentioned Craig Murray, whom I have met, his treatment in Scotland and the media’s attitude. We then heard from the hon. Member for Rutherglen and Hamilton West (Margaret Ferrier), who talked about the...

Offshore Renewables Wind Sector (30 Nov 2021)

Neale Hanvey: ...debate. On St Andrew’s day, it serves as a poignant opportunity to consider how right can prevail over might. Might and power can be used to silence and incarcerate, such as in the case of Craig Murray in Scotland, who tastes freedom once again this St Andrew’s day. However, power and control can also be utilised to either stymie or enable the potential of a people and of a nation. My...

Attorney General: Effective and Accountable Justice (16 Sep 2021)

Kenny MacAskill: As a former Scottish Justice Secretary, I am well aware of Scotland’s distinct legal jurisdiction, but broadcasting and human rights are reserved responsibilities. Craig Murray, a Scottish journalist, has been jailed for eight months without appeal. Is the Attorney General able to make any representations to ensure that the European convention on human rights and other protocols are...

Standards in Public Life - Motion to Take Note ( 9 Sep 2021)

Lord Foulkes of Cumnock: ...Salmond/Sturgeon duo is the prime example. It has been well chronicled, but the allegations of an organised conspiracy against Alex Salmond continue. Indeed, astonishingly, the former ambassador Craig Murray—I am not his greatest fan—was sentenced to eight months in prison not for naming the complainers, which would have been a clear contempt, but for so-called jigsaw identification...

Scotland Act 1998: Role of the Lord Advocate (20 Jul 2021)

Kenny MacAskill: .... There was neither contrition nor candour. Open government this certainly was not. The fallout and failures continue to reverberate. Following on from the Alex Salmond case has been that of Craig Murray, a writer and former diplomat. His conviction is under appeal at the Supreme Court; accordingly, I refrain from commenting on specifics of the case. Instead, I restrict my remarks to the...

Safety of Journalists (10 Jun 2021)

Neale Hanvey: ...achievements of the 2014 referendum movement was the creation of new media. One of the strongest voices in that new media was former British ambassador and former Dundee University rector Craig Murray. Craig—a man who is over 60 and in poor health—has recently been sentenced to eight months’ imprisonment for the contempt of jigsaw identification, which is imprecise, ill-defined and...

World Press Freedom Day — [Ms Nusrat Ghani in the Chair] (27 May 2021)

Kenny MacAskill: ...the Alex Salmond affair, we have seen Mark Hirst, a journalist, prosecuted. The case, in which he was supported by the NUJ, was rightly rejected by the presiding sheriff in the borders. We have seen Craig Murray, a blogger and former British senior civil servant, now facing a prison sentence of eight months. That is not only shocking, but drives a coach and horses through a position...

Diplomacy — Debate (11 Nov 2010)

Lord Jones of Cheltenham: ...around the world. As things turned out, there was a peaceful change of Government, which was a credit to the growing maturity of Ghana's democracy. That diplomat-now no longer in the service-was Craig Murray, who became our ambassador in Uzbekistan. During his time there he discovered and reported back on appalling incidents of torture, implicating the United States, which was believed to...

Mi6 (19 Jul 2006)

Norman Baker: ...US has offered support for regimes across the world that are questionable in morality terms—let me put it as neutrally as I can. The Minister will be aware of the publication about Uzbekistan by Craig Murray, the former ambassador, which suggests that there was torture, imprisonment and all sorts of human rights abuses that we did nothing about, mainly because we thought that we had a...

Human Rights (Central Asia) ( 8 Mar 2006)

Alistair Carmichael: ...of oppression in Uzbekistan. It may send shivers down a few spines behind the Minister to know that some of my concerns were first brought to my attention by the former ambassador to Uzbekistan, Mr. Craig Murray, with whom I have been acquainted for 20-odd years since we were both students at different universities in Scotland. I take as my starting point the Government's helpful annual...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Correspondence (27 Feb 2006)

Sarah Teather: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs when his Department will reply to the letter from the hon. Member for Brent, East dated 28 February 2005 regarding Mr. Craig Murray.

Torture and Rendition (Government Policy) (15 Feb 2006)

Tony Baldry: ...on the case of Mahrar Arar, a Canadian citizen who was taken to Syria and tortured, he observed that "what was going on in Syria at the time was not unlike the way it has been described" ? When Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan, published on the internet copies of telegrams that he sent to London between 2002 and 2004, warning that information being passed on by the...

Scottish Parliament: Rendition Flights (22 Dec 2005)

Chris Ballance: ...domain, the Lord Advocate's failure to act is incomprehensible. His position as our senior law officer is rapidly becoming untenable. What about the evidence of torture? We have the statements of Craig Murray, the former British ambassador to Uzbekistan. We have Eliza Manningham-Buller, the head of MI5, telling the House of Lords that evidence that could have been gained under torture is...

Orders of the Day — Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (13 Oct 2005)

Alistair Carmichael: ...of the death penalty. The Government's signals to the Uzbek regime have not always been helpful. I am thinking especially of their treatment of my old friend, the former ambassador to Uzbekistan, Craig Murray, who has done us all a great service in graphically highlighting the appalling human rights record of the Uzbekistan Government. It is often said that because of the challenge posed...

Business of the House (19 May 2005)

Andrew MacKay: ...Leader of the House accept that it is essential for the Foreign Secretary to come here next week and make a statement on our relationship with Uzbekistan? Many of us believe that our ex-ambassador Craig Murray has been treated disgracefully by the Foreign Secretary, and that no action was taken against human rights abuses in that country. We would like the Foreign Secretary to make an...

Debate on the Address: [First Day] (17 May 2005)

Andrew MacKinlay: ...that we should have an embassy and an ambassador in Kyrgyzstan, and he has refused. Our representation in Uzbekistan has been seriously flawed. There are some issues in Uzbekistan, unrelated to Craig Murray, concerning what has gone on in the embassy, which require serious examination. Two articles in The Guardian and The Observer have alluded to that. It is now time for a statement on the...

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Craig Murray ( 7 Mar 2005)

David Drew: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what redundancy package was negotiated with Mr. Craig Murray; and whether confidentiality clauses were included.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uzbekistan (10 Jan 2005)

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the claim made by Mr. Craig Murray in his speech to Chatham House on 8 November, that a British businessman this year had his assets awarded by an Uzbek court to an Uzbek former partner who had already been paid for his share.

Written Answers — Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs: Uzbekistan (10 Jan 2005)

John Bercow: To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what assessment he has made of the claim made by Mr Craig Murray in his speech to Chatham House on 8 November, that a UK company had its share in a joint enterprise with an Uzbek state entity reduced in a court case of which it had not been informed.

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