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PERSECUTION OF BAHÁ'I COMMUNITY IN SEMNAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 646: tabled on 26 October 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 is deeply concerned by reports of the worsening of state-sponsored attacks against the Bah'icommunity in Iran; believes that in light of the increased cases of arrests, vandalism, arson, violence against school children and incitement to hatred in the city of Semnan, that that town has become a testing ground for refining the persecution of the Bah'icommunity; further believes that these alarming attacks are part of an effort to eliminate the Bah'icommunity asa viable entity within Iran; and callson the Government to take appropriate action to make it known to the Iranian government that their actions are being closely monitored and that they are accountable for their appalling treatment of their Bah'icitizens.

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.

Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 29 October 2012
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
East Londonderry
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Gower
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2012
Islington North
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 November 2012
Belfast North
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 1 November 2012
North Tyneside
Halfon, Robert
Conservative
Signed on 5 November 2012
Harlow
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 31 October 2012
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 10 December 2012
Vauxhall
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 29 October 2012
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 October 2012
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 21 November 2012
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2012
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 November 2012
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2012
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 31 October 2012
Hayes and Harlington
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 October 2012
Mansfield
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 29 October 2012
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 October 2012
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2012
Ealing, Southall
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 November 2012
Hazel Grove
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 1 November 2012
Cleethorpes
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 31 October 2012
Angus
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 30 October 2012
Arfon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.