House of Commons
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DEATH PENALTY IN TIBET
EDM #1373
Tabled 28 April 2009
2008-09 Session
That this House opposes the use of the death penalty; condemns the recent imposition of the death penalty by the Lhasa Intermediate People's Court on Tibetans, Lobsang Gyaltsen and Loyak, having found them guilty of arson attacks in Lhasa in March 2008 which led to confirmed deaths; further condemns the recent imposition of the death penalty, each with a two year reprieve, by the same court on Tibetans Tenzin Phuntsok, Kangtsuk and on a 21-year-old Tibetan woman, Penkyi, also for arson attacks in Lhasa in March 2008, which led to confirmed deaths; is concerned that evidence against these individuals is unsound, with one of the convicted found guilty on the basis of a confession only months after the UN Committee Against Torture concluded that China regularly uses torture as a means of extracting confessions in criminal proceedings; is further concerned that the trials of those named above were not conducted in accordance with judicial standards and that the death sentences passed are therefore unsafe; calls on the relevant Chinese authorities to rescind the aforementioned death sentences and to provvide unfettered access to Tibet and all Tibetan-populated regions, including court proceedings, for journalists, consular staff based in Beijing and independent observers; and further calls on the British Government publicly to raise its concerns regarding the cases with the Chinese government.

Signatures (130)

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
15 July 2009
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2009
Austin, John
Labour
01 June 2009
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
24 June 2009
Battle, John
Labour
30 April 2009
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
19 May 2009
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
28 April 2009
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
13 May 2009
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
19 October 2009
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
20 May 2009
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
01 June 2009
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
15 May 2009
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2009
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
29 April 2009
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
05 May 2009
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
11 May 2009
Cohen, Harry
Labour
05 May 2009
Connarty, Michael
Labour
12 May 2009
Cook, Frank
Labour
05 May 2009
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
30 April 2009
Cousins, Jim
Labour
21 May 2009
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
29 April 2009
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
01 June 2009
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
07 May 2009
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
29 April 2009
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
08 May 2009
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
08 May 2009
Dowd, Jim
Labour
29 April 2009
Drew, Mr David
Labour
29 April 2009
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
28 April 2009
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
08 June 2009
Etherington, Bill
Labour
01 June 2009
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
08 May 2009
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2009
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
07 July 2009
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
28 April 2009
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
30 April 2009
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
25 June 2009
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
05 May 2009
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
08 May 2009
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
08 May 2009
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2009
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
28 October 2009
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
21 July 2009
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2009
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2009
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
06 May 2009
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
29 April 2009
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
05 May 2009
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2009
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
08 June 2009
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
20 July 2009
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
28 April 2009
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
30 April 2009
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2009
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
01 June 2009
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
29 April 2009
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
30 April 2009
Jones, Lynne
Labour
05 May 2009
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
02 June 2009
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2009
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
29 April 2009
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2009
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
18 May 2009
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
29 April 2009
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2009
Lepper, David
Labour
29 April 2009
Linton, Martin
Labour
13 May 2009
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
30 April 2009
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
05 May 2009
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
08 May 2009
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
05 May 2009
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
05 May 2009
McDonnell, John
Labour
14 May 2009
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
20 May 2009
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
18 June 2009
Morgan, Julie
Labour
29 April 2009
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2009
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
16 July 2009
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
07 May 2009
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
05 May 2009
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
06 May 2009
Owen, Albert
Labour
01 June 2009
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
15 June 2009
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
22 June 2009
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
03 June 2009
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
30 April 2009
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
11 May 2009
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
01 June 2009
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
13 May 2009
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2009
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
28 April 2009
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2009
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
13 May 2009
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
16 June 2009
Simpson, Alan
Labour
06 May 2009
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
08 May 2009
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
03 June 2009
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
09 June 2009
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
01 June 2009
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2009
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
21 May 2009
Southworth, Helen
Labour
13 May 2009
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
08 June 2009
Stringer, Graham
Labour
29 April 2009
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2009
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
08 July 2009
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
14 May 2009
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
12 May 2009
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
05 May 2009
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
11 June 2009
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
06 May 2009
Walley, Joan
Labour
05 May 2009
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
18 May 2009
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
30 April 2009
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
05 May 2009
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
07 May 2009
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
05 May 2009
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
29 April 2009
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
21 May 2009
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
06 May 2009
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
30 June 2009
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.