House of Commons
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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IN YEMEN
EDM #1931
Tabled 01 July 2008
2007-08 Session
That this House notes with concern the conviction and sentencing to six years in prison of leading Yemeni journalist Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani; commends the courage and resilience of journalists and activists who continue to tackle sensitive political and human rights issues despite the harassment and risks faced in what appears to be part of a wider clampdown on freedom of expression in Yemen; and calls on the UK Government to use its influence to press the Yemeni authorities to release Abdulkarim al-Khaiwani, stop prosecuting journalists, activists and critics of the state for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression and to release all prisoners arrested solely for the non-violent expression of their opinions.

Signatures (62)

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.
Austin, John
Labour
15 July 2008
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
22 July 2008
Battle, John
Labour
17 July 2008
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
03 July 2008
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
01 July 2008
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2008
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
07 July 2008
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
02 July 2008
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
02 July 2008
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
08 July 2008
Davies, Dai
Independent
08 July 2008
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
07 July 2008
Dowd, Jim
Labour
22 July 2008
Drew, Mr David
Labour
07 July 2008
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
02 July 2008
Etherington, Bill
Labour
03 July 2008
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Flynn, Paul
Labour
02 July 2008
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Foster, Michael Jabez
Labour
07 July 2008
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2008
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
07 July 2008
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2008
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
21 July 2008
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
17 July 2008
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
03 July 2008
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
03 July 2008
Jones, Lynne
Labour
07 July 2008
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
23 October 2008
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
09 July 2008
Levitt, Tom
Labour
06 October 2008
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
02 July 2008
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
02 July 2008
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
02 July 2008
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
02 July 2008
McDonnell, John
Labour
07 July 2008
Meale, Mr Alan
Labour
02 July 2008
Mitchell, Mr Austin
Labour
16 July 2008
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
16 July 2008
Owen, Albert
Labour
09 July 2008
Paisley, Reverend Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
03 July 2008
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
03 July 2008
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
06 October 2008
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
10 July 2008
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
02 July 2008
Simpson, Alan
Labour
02 July 2008
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
08 July 2008
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
22 July 2008
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
03 July 2008
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
02 July 2008
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
07 July 2008
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
14 July 2008
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion