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TENZIN DELEG RINPOCHE

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1780: tabled on 20 October 2003

Tabled in the 2002-03 session.

This motion has been signed by 72 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House deplores the death sentence facing the respected Buddhist religious leader, Tenzin Deleg Rinpoche, in Tibet that was handed down in an unfair trial on 2nd December 2002 and confirmed in a retrial in January; notes with concern that neither trial conformed to international fair trial standards; and that Rinpoche has been held incommunicado since January; further notes that this death sentence could be carried out by April 2004, or be commuted to a life sentence, which in itself constitutes a death sentence, given the prevalence of torture and poor prison conditions in Tibet; and calls upon the Government to put pressure on the Chinese authorities to remove the death sentence, particularly during the UK Human Rights Dialogue with China, scheduled for 9th to 10th November, thus allowing a fair and free retrial that allows international impartial observers.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2003
Carshalton and Wallington
Bryant, Chris
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Rhondda
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2003
Birmingham, Northfield
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 October 2003
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 November 2003
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 November 2003
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Gower
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2003
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 November 2003
Kingston and Surbiton
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2003
Bristol West
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2003
Glasgow, Pollok
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2003
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2003
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Monmouth
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2003
Newport West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2003
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 4 November 2003
Norwich North
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Bridgend
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Bedford
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2003
Portsmouth South
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 19 November 2003
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 28 October 2003
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2003
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 23 October 2003
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2003
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2003
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 November 2003
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2003
Hereford
Kirkwood, Sir Archy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
Roxburgh and Berwickshire
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2003
Brighton, Pavilion
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2003
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 2003
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Malins, Mr Humfrey
Conservative
Signed on 19 November 2003
Woking
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2003
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2003
Shrewsbury and Atcham
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Medway
McKechin, Ann
Labour
Signed on 17 November 2003
Glasgow, Maryhill
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2003
Kingston upon Hull North
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 November 2003
Tweeddale, Ettrick and Lauderdale
Murrison, Dr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 13 November 2003
Westbury
O'Neill, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2003
Ochil
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 October 2003
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 October 2003
Colchester
Sedgemore, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 November 2003
Hackney South and Shoreditch
Selous, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
South West Bedfordshire
Shaw, Jonathan
Labour
Signed on 12 November 2003
Chatham and Aylesford
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 3 November 2003
Nottingham South
Smith, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 13 November 2003
Islington South and Finsbury
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Independent Unionist
Signed on 21 October 2003
Belfast South
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 21 October 2003
Castle Point
Stevenson, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2003
Stoke-on-Trent South
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2003
Hazel Grove
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 October 2003
Ceredigion
Tonge, Dr Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2003
Richmond Park
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 22 October 2003
Brighton, Kemptown
Tyler, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 October 2003
North Cornwall
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2003
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 18 November 2003
North Dorset
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 October 2003
Angus
Wilkinson, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2003
Ruislip - Northwood
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2003
Conwy
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2003
North Tayside

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.