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DEATH PENALTY IN TIBET

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1373: tabled on 28 April 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 130 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 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.

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 15 July 2009
Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire
Alexander, Danny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Austin, John
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Leeds West
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 19 May 2009
Aberdeen South
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 28 April 2009
Worthing West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 October 2009
Taunton
Burt, Lorely
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 May 2009
Solihull
Cable, Dr Vincent
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 June 2009
Twickenham
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 May 2009
North East Fife
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clelland, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Tyne Bridge
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Leyton and Wanstead
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 12 May 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Cook, Frank
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Stockton North
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Islington North
Cousins, Jim
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Keighley
Davidson, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Glasgow South West
Dean, Mrs Janet
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Burton
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Hendon
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dorrell, Mr Stephen
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2009
Charnwood
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Lewisham West
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 28 April 2009
Foyle
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Liverpool, Riverside
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2009
Ribble Valley
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Walthamstow
Gidley, Sandra
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2009
Romsey
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Gummer, Mr John
Conservative
Signed on 8 May 2009
Suffolk Coastal
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Portsmouth South
Harris, Dr Evan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 October 2009
Oxford West and Abingdon
Harris, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glasgow South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Devon
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Birmingham, Yardley
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 29 April 2009
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Luton North
Horwood, Mr Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Cheltenham
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2009
Dundee East
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2009
Chorley
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2009
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Hampstead and Highgate
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2009
Manchester, Gorton
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Kilfoyle, Mr Peter
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Liverpool, Walton
Kramer, Susan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Richmond Park
Laxton, Mr Bob
Labour
Signed on 18 May 2009
Derby North
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
Linton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Battersea
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 April 2009
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Loughton, Tim
Conservative
Signed on 5 May 2009
East Worthing and Shoreham
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Makerfield
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 May 2009
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Hayes and Harlington
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 May 2009
South Down
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Cardiff North
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Leeds North West
Murphy, Mr Paul
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2009
Torfaen
Naysmith, Dr Doug
Labour
Signed on 7 May 2009
Bristol North West
Olner, Mr Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Nuneaton
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Ynys Môn
Plaskitt, Mr James
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Warwick and Leamington
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2009
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2009
Southport
Reed, Mr Andy
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2009
Loughborough
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2009
Halifax
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 June 2009
Moray
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 May 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Rochdale
Russell, Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2009
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Torbay
Sarwar, Mr Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Glasgow Central
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Nottingham South
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 8 May 2009
Bradford West
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2009
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Smith, Ms Angela C.
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Smith, Geraldine
Labour
Signed on 1 June 2009
Morecambe and Lunesdale
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Soulsby, Sir Peter
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2009
Leicester South
Southworth, Helen
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2009
Warrington South
Stoate, Dr Howard
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2009
Dartford
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2009
Manchester, Blackley
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Hazel Grove
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
East Dunbartonshire
Thornberry, Ms Emily
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2009
Islington South and Finsbury
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 May 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Tipping, Paddy
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Sherwood
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
South Derbyshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 6 May 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Stoke-on-Trent North
Webb, Prof Steve
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 May 2009
Northavon
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 30 April 2009
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 May 2009
Ceredigion
Williams, Mr Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2009
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2009
Bristol West
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 May 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 May 2009
Cardiff Central
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 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.