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VIOLENCE AGAINST MINORITY COMMUNITIES IN INDONESIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1898: tabled on 09 June 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 54 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 disturbing evidence of an escalation in violence, harassment and intimidation against minority Muslim and Christian communities in Indonesia; is concerned extremists who are intolerant of religious minorities have been emboldened by the brutal murder of three Ahmadi Muslims in February, violent attacks on other Ahmadi Muslims on this and other occasions, the displacement of Ahmadi Muslims from their villages, and the destruction of Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques and Christian churches, as well as other restrictions on religious freedom; further notes with concern the continuing misuse of Indonesia's Blasphemy Law, and the resulting atmosphere of radicalisation, violence and hatred; further notes that statements made by members of the Indonesian Government calling for a ban on the Ahmadiyya Muslim community are in contrast to the country's stated commitment to religious freedom and tolerance; calls on the Government to raise concerns about religious freedom, and specifically the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and Christians in Indonesia, with the Government of Indonesia, as well as with the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief; urges Indonesia to revoke the 2008 Joint Ministerial decree against Ahmadi Muslims, to repeal the Blasphemy Law that is being misused to persecute minority communities, and to uphold complete freedom of religion for all; and further calls on the Government of Indonesia to ensure that all perpetrators of violence against minority communities are brought to justice and measures are taken to protect all citizens from further intimidation, harassment and violence.

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.

Beith, Sir Alan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 June 2011
Berwick-upon-Tweed
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 11 August 2011
Altrincham and Sale West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2011
East Londonderry
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2011
Bolton North East
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 June 2011
Edinburgh West
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2011
Leyton and Wanstead
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 July 2011
Workington
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2011
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2011
Belfast North
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 14 June 2011
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2011
Sefton Central
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2011
Newport West
Foster, Mr Don
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 October 2011
Bath
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2011
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 June 2011
St Ives
Goldsmith, Zac
Conservative
Signed on 12 July 2011
Richmond Park
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 8 September 2011
Stretford and Urmston
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2011
Birmingham, Yardley
Hermon, Lady Sylvia
Independent
Signed on 11 August 2011
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2011
Luton North
Horwood, Martin
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2011
Cheltenham
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 30 April 2012
Bermondsey and Old Southwark
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2011
Manchester, Gorton
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 June 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 11 July 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 30 June 2011
Belfast East
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2011
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 14 June 2011
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2011
Dundee West
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Gateshead
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 June 2011
Ynys Môn
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 June 2011
South Down
Ruddock, Joan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 15 June 2011
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 13 June 2011
Ealing, Southall
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2011
Huddersfield
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 June 2011
Upper Bann
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 11 August 2011
Blackley and Broughton
Thurso, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2011
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 6 July 2011
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2011
Walsall South
Willott, Jenny
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 July 2011
Cardiff Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 29 June 2011
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.