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POLITICAL PRISONERS IN LAOS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1603: tabled on 08 June 2009

Tabled in the 2008-09 session.

This motion has been signed by 71 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 expresses profound concern about the human rights situation in Laos; notes that political prisoners continue to be held in detention in harsh conditions; condemns the continuing imprisonment after more than nine years of peaceful protestors Thongpaseuth Keuakoun, Seng-Aloun Phengphanh and Bouavanh Chanhmanivong; calls for a review of the charges against ethnic Hmong Thao Moua and Pa Fue Khang, imprisoned after a politically-motivated trial in June 2003 for their involvement with European journalists in researching a news story about the plight of the Hmong hiding in the jungles of Laos; further condemns the refusal of the Lao government to allow independent observers, including UN agencies, to monitor the situation of Lao Hmong refugees and asylum seekers returned to Laos from Thailand during the past three years; and further calls on the Government to draw these violations of human rights to the urgent attention of the UN.

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
Signed on 2 July 2009
Erith and Thamesmead
Barrett, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 June 2009
Edinburgh West
Battle, John
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Leeds West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
Carshalton and Wallington
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
South East Cornwall
Browne, Mr Jeremy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 June 2009
Taunton
Burstow, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
Sutton and Cheam
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Orkney and Shetland
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Gower
Cawsey, Mr Ian
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Brigg and Goole
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Barnsley West and Penistone
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 23 June 2009
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Keighley
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Stroud
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Foyle
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2009
Sunderland North
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Bath
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
St Ives
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2009
Birmingham, Sparkbrook and Small Heath
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2009
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2009
North Devon
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Chesterfield
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Luton North
Howarth, David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 July 2009
Cambridge
Hoyle, Mr Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Chorley
Hunter, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2009
Cheadle
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 17 June 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2009
Tamworth
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 9 June 2009
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Kemp, Mr Fraser
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Houghton and Washington East
Kennedy, Mr Charles
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2009
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 October 2009
North Norfolk
Laws, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 June 2009
Yeovil
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2009
Manchester, Withington
McCafferty, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Calder Valley
McCartney, Sir Ian
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Makerfield
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 11 June 2009
Belfast South
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 June 2009
South Down
Moore, Mr Michael
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk
Morley, Elliot
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2009
Scunthorpe
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2009
Leeds North West
Mullin, Mr Chris
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2009
Sunderland South
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2009
Montgomeryshire
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 June 2009
Southport
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2009
Halifax
Robinson, Mrs Iris
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 June 2009
Strangford
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
North Cornwall
Rowen, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 July 2009
Rochdale
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2009
Glenrothes
Shapps, Grant
Conservative
Signed on 21 July 2009
Welwyn Hatfield
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2009
Hazel Grove
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2009
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Willis, Mr Phil
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 June 2009
Harrogate and Knaresborough
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2009
Cardiff Central
Winterton, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 7 July 2009
Macclesfield
Younger-Ross, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 November 2009
Teignbridge

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.