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ARREST AND TRIAL OF BAHÁ'ÍS IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 937: tabled on 02 March 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 125 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 the arrests in March and May 2008 of Mahvash Sabet, Fariba Kamalabadi, Jamaloddin Khanjani, Afif Naeimi, Saeid Rezaie, Behrouz Tavakkoli and Vahid Tizfahm, members of an informal leadership council of the Iranian Bahá'i community; further notes with concern the announcement of 12 February 2009 by the deputy-prosecutor of Tehran that these seven Bahá'is are to face a revolutionary court to answer charges including, espionage for Israel, insulting religious sanctities and propaganda against the Islamic republic, despite no evidence produced against them to date; observes that such accusations can merit capital punishment under Iranian law; is concerned that the charges against these Bahá'i community leaders may be motivated by a growing culture of anti-Bahá'i repression in Iran; and calls on the Government to protest to the Iranian authorities and press for the immediate release of these seven individuals.

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.

Ainsworth, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2009
East Surrey
Atkinson, Mr Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2009
Hexham
Baker, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 March 2009
Lewes
Bayley, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2009
City of York
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Aberdeen South
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
South East Cornwall
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 May 2009
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Dumfries and Galloway
Bruce, Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2009
Gordon
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2009
Solihull
Cairns, David
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Inverclyde
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clark, Ms Katy
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Stockton North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Keighley
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Coventry South
Curry, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 May 2009
Skipton and Ripon
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2009
Kingston and Surbiton
Davies, Dai
Independent
Signed on 1 June 2009
Blaenau Gwent
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Burton
Dhanda, Mr Parmjit
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Gloucester
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Hendon
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 May 2009
Belfast North
Donaldson, Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 November 2009
Lagan Valley
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Aberdeen North
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 22 October 2009
Charnwood
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 March 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 20 May 2009
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Field, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Birkenhead
Field, Mr Mark
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2009
Cities of London and Westminster
Fisher, Mark
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Bath
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 9 March 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 June 2009
Romsey
Gray, Mr James
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 2009
North Wiltshire
Hall, Patrick
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Bedford
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Hands, Mr Greg
Conservative
Signed on 14 October 2009
Hammersmith and Fulham
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 March 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 23 March 2009
North Down
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Luton North
Horam, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 June 2009
Orpington
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 October 2009
Dundee East
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 March 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Hereford
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Richmond Park
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Manchester, Withington
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 4 March 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
Maclean, David
Conservative
Signed on 11 March 2009
Penrith and The Border
MacNeil, Mr Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Martlew, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Carlisle
Maude, Mr Francis
Conservative
Signed on 21 May 2009
Horsham
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 March 2009
Belfast South
McGovern, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2009
Dundee West
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2009
Leeds North West
Newmark, Mr Brooks
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2009
Braintree
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2009
Southport
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 13 October 2009
Coventry North West
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 16 March 2009
Strangford
Robinson, Peter
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2009
Belfast East
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 March 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 March 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2009
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 4 March 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2009
Bradford West
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Soames, Hon Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 2009
Mid Sussex
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Leicester South
Spink, Bob
Independent
Signed on 2 March 2009
Castle Point
Starkey, Dr Phyllis
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Milton Keynes South West
Strang, Dr Gavin
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Edinburgh East
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 1 June 2009
South West Devon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 March 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 April 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
North West Leicestershire
Taylor, Matthew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Truro and St Austell
Teather, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 June 2009
Brent East
Touhig, Mr Don
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Islwyn
Turner, Dr Desmond
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Brighton, Kemptown
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 3 March 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 May 2009
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 3 June 2009
Caernarfon
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 March 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 July 2009
Bristol West
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 June 2009
East Antrim
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 March 2009
Macclesfield
Wright, Dr Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Cannock Chase

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.