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UN RESOLUTION ON TREATMENT OF MINORITIES IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 337: tabled on 02 December 2009

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 46 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 grave concern the continuing human rights violations against ethnic and religious minorities in Iran; strongly condemns the discrimination against Bahá'is, Arabs, Azeris, Baluchis, Kurds, Christians, Jews, Sufis and Sunni Muslims in Iran; further condemns the persistent harassment, intimidation and persecution of human rights defenders, political opponents, ethnic and religious minorities and other groups by the Islamic authorities; welcomes and supports the resolution passed by the Third Committee of the UN General Assembly on 20 November 2009 strongly condemning the continuing abuse of the fundamental human rights of these groups and Iran's failure to comply with international standards in the administration of justice; and urges the Government to further support this Resolution, to work with international partners and use every influence to ensure that the rights of Bahá'is and all the other minority groups are upheld by the Iranian authorities.

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.

Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 16 December 2009
Altrincham and Sale West
Breed, Mr Colin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
South East Cornwall
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2009
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 3 December 2009
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2010
Bolton North East
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Keighley
Davey, Mr Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 January 2010
Kingston and Surbiton
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 December 2009
Belfast North
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2010
Sunderland North
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 7 December 2009
Ribble Valley
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Newport West
Hamilton, Fabian
Labour
Signed on 15 December 2009
Leeds North East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 December 2009
Portsmouth South
Harvey, Nick
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
North Devon
Havard, Mr Dai
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2009
Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Jarrow
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Luton North
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Barnsley Central
Jenkins, Mr Brian
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Tamworth
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2009
Manchester, Withington
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Rev Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
South Antrim
McGrady, Mr Eddie
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 18 January 2010
South Down
Öpik, Lembit
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 February 2010
Montgomeryshire
Palmer, Dr Nick
Labour
Signed on 14 December 2009
Broxtowe
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2009
Hyndburn
Rennie, Willie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 December 2009
Dunfermline and West Fife
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 December 2009
North Cornwall
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2010
Nottingham South
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 December 2009
Upper Bann
Singh, Mr Marsha
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Bradford West
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 January 2010
Hazel Grove
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2009
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2009
Liverpool, West Derby
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2009
Conwy
Williams, Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 December 2009
Ceredigion

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.