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Indymedia Seizure question in Parliament by Birmingham MP Lynne Jones

Sara N Dipity | 18.10.2004 19:38 | FBI Server Seizure | Indymedia | Repression | Birmingham | London

A parliamentary question has just been asked by Lynne Jones MP for Selly Oak, Birmingham. I'm not sure who suggested that she ask the question or if she may have asked it spontaneously. (She's not my MP, and I don't actually vote - I'm not eligible to vote.)

Although Lynne Jones was the first MP to ask a Written Question about the Indymedia Servers being seized, Richard Allan and Jeremy Corbyn asked questions during the following days. Here are the questions.


Written Questions for Answer on Wednesday 13 October 2004
(notice given on Monday 11 October)

(#289) Lynne Jones (Birmingham, Selly Oak):To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether he authorised the seizure of web servers belonging to Indymedia.

For more about Lynne Jones see -


On the Friday 15th, another Written Question was asked by Richard Allan
(notice given on Tuesday 12th October)

(#36) (N) Mr Richard Allan (Sheffield, Hallam): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which UK law enforcement agencies were involved in the seizure of computer disks containing material published by Indymedia from the London offices of Rackspace.

(the N indicates that an answer is required by a particular date)


The following question was submitted on the 18th
(notice given on Thursday 14 October)

(#48) Jeremy Corbyn (Islington North): To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, under what powers, and acting under what information, officials of his Department seized web services belonging to Indymedia; and if he will make a statement.


Hopefully these questions will help us to get more info about the seizure than we currently have.

To watch for answers, go to-

It's likely that the answers will come out in about a week. They will be under the Home Department Answers under a heading that will reflect the content.

Sara N Dipity
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Display the following 4 comments

  1. Great, NICE ONE! Now get YOUR MP to do the same! :-) — Ozymandias
  2. Richard allan asked a second question — m
  3. Even he of the night — Queen of kent
  4. Two more Written Questions — Written Question Person