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SAKINEH MOHAMMADI ASHTIANI (No. 3)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 535: tabled on 19 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 29 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 that despite the decision by the Chief of Iran's judiciary temporarily to halt the inhumane sentence of stoning to death for Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani, there remains the possibility that she will be executed in another manner; further notes that there are 15 other Iranians who face the same method of execution; believes that Iran has a duty to uphold its commitments to the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which requires states that have not abolished the death penalty to inhibit its use to the most serious crimes; and urges the Government to continue to press the Iranian government to grant Mrs Ashtiani a complete reprieve and ensure that the 15 other individuals do not fall victim to the cruel and barbaric fate of being stoned to death.

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.

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support.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.