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ARREST OF MEMBERS OF THE BAHÁ'Í COMMUNITY IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1608: tabled on 19 May 2008

Tabled in the 2007-08 session.

This motion has been signed by 152 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 expresses grave alarm at the news of the arrest of six prominent Bahá'ís in Iran on 14th May 2008; notes that Mrs Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr Jamaloddin Khanjai, Mr Afif Naeimi, Mr Saeid Rezaie, Mr Behrouz Tavakkoli, and Mr Vahid Tizfah are members of the informal group known as the Friends in Iran that co-ordinate the activities of the Bahá'í community in Iran; further notes that another member of the Friends in Iran, Mrs Mahvash Sabet, has been held in custody since 5th March 2008; registers deepest concern at the mounting threats and persecution of the Iranian Bahá'í community; urges the Government to seek from the Iranian government guarantees for the safety of these individuals; and calls for their immediate unconditional release.

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.

Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 June 2008
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Blaydon
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2008
Hexham
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2008
West Bromwich West
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 18 June 2008
Banbury
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Leeds West
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2008
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2008
Aberdeen South
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Bootle
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 5 June 2008
Sheffield, Attercliffe
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2008
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Dumfries and Galloway
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Birmingham, Northfield
Burns, Mr Simon
Conservative
Signed on 17 June 2008
West Chelmsford
Burrowes, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 1 July 2008
Enfield, Southgate
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2008
Solihull
Butterfill, Sir John
Conservative
Signed on 4 June 2008
Bournemouth West
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 May 2008
East Londonderry
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2008
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2008
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 24 June 2008
Leyton and Wanstead
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 7 October 2008
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Crabb, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
Preseli Pembrokeshire
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Keighley
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2008
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 2 June 2008
Blaenau Gwent
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 October 2008
Lagan Valley
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 20 June 2008
Charnwood
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 October 2008
Lewisham West
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Sunderland North
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2008
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Featherstone, Lynne
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2008
Hornsey and Wood Green
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 June 2008
Birkenhead
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2008
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2008
Bath
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2008
Hastings and Rye
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2008
Aberavon
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2008
St Ives
Gibson, Dr Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2008
Norwich North
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2008
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2008
Falmouth and Camborne
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Bedford
Hammond, Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 6 June 2008
Wimbledon
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2008
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 June 2008
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2008
Birmingham, Yardley
Heppell, Mr John
Labour
Signed on 17 July 2008
Nottingham East
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 2 July 2008
North Down
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2008
Gateshead East and Washington West
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2008
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2008
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2008
Cambridge
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Knowsley North and Sefton East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2008
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Barnsley Central
James, Mrs Siân C.
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Swansea East
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Keeble, Ms Sally
Labour
Signed on 12 June 2008
Northampton North
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2008
Hereford
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2008
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2008
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2008
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 May 2008
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Battersea
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2008
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 21 May 2008
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2008
East Worthing and Shoreham
Love, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2008
Edmonton
Luff, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2008
Mid Worcestershire
Mackay, Mr Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 10 June 2008
Bracknell
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2008
Medway
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2008
Carlisle
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2008
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 June 2008
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 May 2008
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
South Down
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2008
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2008
Cardiff North
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2008
Bristol North West
Oaten, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2008
Winchester
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2008
Nuneaton
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2008
Ynys Môn
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2008
Ealing North
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 16 July 2008
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2008
Southport
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2008
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2008
North Cornwall
Rosindell, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 5 June 2008
Romford
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2008
Colchester
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Enfield North
Salter, Martin
Labour
Signed on 6 October 2008
Reading West
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2008
Torbay
Scott, Mr Lee
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2008
Ilford North
Sharma, Virendra
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2008
Ealing, Southall
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 11 June 2008
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 20 May 2008
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2008
Bradford West
Spink, Bob
UK Independence Party
Signed on 2 June 2008
Castle Point
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2008
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 June 2008
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
East Dunbartonshire
Syms, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 9 June 2008
Poole
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2008
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Mr Ian
Conservative
Signed on 19 June 2008
Esher and Walton
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2008
Truro and St Austell
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2008
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2008
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2008
Leicester East
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2008
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 2 June 2008
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 May 2008
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2008
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 June 2008
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2008
Brecon and Radnorshire
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 June 2008
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2008
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 2 June 2008
Macclesfield
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2008
Perth and North Perthshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2008
Teignbridge