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IWAO HAKAMADA AND THE DEATH PENALTY IN JAPAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 746: tabled on 10 February 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 96 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 notes with concern Japan's continued and increasing use of the death penalty; further notes the particular case of Mr Iwao Hakamada who will turn 73 on 10 March 2009; is concerned to hear that Mr Hakamada has spent almost 43 years in detention, including 29 years in solitary confinement on death row and as a consequence is suffering from serious mental illness; further notes the serious concerns raised about the manner of Mr Hakamada's conviction; further notes that former Judge Kumamoto, one of the judges in the original trial, has stated he believes Mr Hakamada to be innocent; further notes that former Judge Kumamoto travelled to the UN office in New York in 2008 where he further voiced his concerns regarding Mr Hakamada's case; commends Amnesty International and a range of other organisations in raising the profile of Iwao Hakamada and other death row inmates; calls on the Japanese Minister of Justice to review the case and order a retrial; and further calls on the Foreign and Commonwealth Office to raise these concerns with its Japanese counterparts and continue its valuable work with all governments and the United Nations to achieve a global moratorium on executions.

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.

Ainger, Nick
Labour
Signed on 22 April 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Baldry, Tony
Conservative
Signed on 13 March 2009
Banbury
Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 23 February 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Taunton
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2009
North East Fife
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 March 2009
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Keighley
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 12 February 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 12 March 2009
Burton
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 24 February 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2009
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 4 June 2009
Bethnal Green and Bow
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Romsey
Goldsworthy, Julia
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2009
Falmouth and Camborne
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 27 March 2009
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
North Devon
Heath, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 March 2009
Somerton and Frome
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 20 March 2009
Orpington
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
Cambridge
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 November 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 March 2009
Hereford
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 30 March 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 April 2009
North Norfolk
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 16 March 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 25 March 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Levitt, Tom
Labour
Signed on 2 April 2009
High Peak
Main, Anne
Conservative
Signed on 19 March 2009
St Albans
Mallaber, Judy
Labour
Signed on 12 October 2009
Amber Valley
Marshall-Andrews, Mr Robert
Labour
Signed on 1 April 2009
Medway
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 April 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 April 2009
South Down
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Sunderland South
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2009
Bristol North West
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2009
Broxtowe
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Pound, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 20 March 2009
Ealing North
Reid, Mr Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2009
Argyll and Bute
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 March 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 February 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 March 2009
Colchester
Short, Clare
Independent Labour
Signed on 18 March 2009
Birmingham, Ladywood
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2009
Nottingham South
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Edinburgh East
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 February 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 April 2009
Truro and St Austell
Taylor, Dr Richard
Independent
Signed on 26 March 2009
Wyre Forest
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 April 2009
Brent East
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 26 March 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 March 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Truswell, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 17 March 2009
Pudsey
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walter, Mr Robert
Conservative
Signed on 16 March 2009
North Dorset
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 27 April 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 April 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 February 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Cardiff Central
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2009
Perth and North Perthshire
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 March 2009
Teignbridge

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.