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QATARI POET MOHAMMED AL-AJAMI

EDM (Early Day Motion) 801: tabled on 30 November 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 27 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 alarm the detention of Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami for `insulting' the Emir of Qatar; further notes that al-Ajami was held in solitary confinement and has been charged with inciting to overthrow the ruling system, thus bringing into question the right of freedom of speech; further notes that the punishment he has received is life imprisonment; calls on the Government to make urgent representations to the government of Qatar concerning such extreme censoring of its citizens; and asks for his immediate release.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.