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We shall continue to urge for leniency to be shown to these prisoners.
Does the above sentence mean the same as :"We shall continue to urge that leniency (should) be shown to these prisoners" or "We shall continue to insist on leniency being shown to these prisoners"?
You can urge but, unless you are in a position of authority, you cannot insist.