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MARZIEH VAFAMEHR AND FREE SPEECH IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2268: tabled on 18 October 2011

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 condemns the conviction of Marzieh Vafamehr, an Iranian actress who has been sentenced to 90 lashes and one year in jail for her role in starring in the film My Tehran for Sale, an Australian film about an actress whose theatre work is banned in Iran; notes that Marzieh Vafamehr is not the only member of the Iranian film industry who has been arrested in recent years; further notes that Pegah Ahangarani, a popular Iranian actor was released from jail in July 2011, Jafar Panahi, an Iranian director received a six year prison sentence and a 20 year ban from film-making in 2010 and Ramin Parchami, an actor who voiced support for the Iranian opposition, remains in jail; believes that it is completely unacceptable that Marzieh Vafamehr and other members of the Iranian film industry are being imprisoned for their artistic activities; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Iranian authorities so that Marzieh and other Iranian actors and directors are released from prison immediately.

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.

Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2011
Sheffield South East
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2011
Altrincham and Sale West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2011
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Islington North
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Leyton and Wanstead
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2011
Heywood and Middleton
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2011
Lewisham West and Penge
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2011
Liverpool, Riverside
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 January 2012
Ilford South
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2011
Birmingham, Hall Green
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 19 October 2011
Harlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 October 2011
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Hampstead and Kilburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 October 2011
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 20 October 2011
New Forest East
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 20 October 2011
Manchester Central
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 October 2011
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 24 October 2011
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 26 October 2011
Brighton, Pavilion
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 October 2011
Mansfield
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 26 October 2011
Livingston
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2011
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 October 2011
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 October 2011
Strangford
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2011
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2011
Walsall South
Weatherley, Mike
Conservative
Signed on 27 October 2011
Hove
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 October 2011
Arfon
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 31 October 2011
Norwich South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.