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HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 831: tabled on 10 December 2012

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 88 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 Iran's regime has so far executed over 120,000 political prisoners, the majority affiliated to the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) and tortured hundreds of thousands; is deeply shocked by the recent torture and murder of political opponent Sattar Beheshti;further notes that on 27 November 2012 the UN expressed deep concern at serious human rights violations in Iran relating to torture, the execution of minors, the imposition of the death penalty for moharebeh (enmity against God), rape of political prisoners, restrictions on the right to freedom of thought and worship, pervasive gender inequality and persecution of ethnic and religious minorities; further notes that Iran has ignored international calls to allow UN special rapporteurs to visit and that many political prisoners are incarcerated and executed simply for being related to PMOI members in camps Ashraf and Liberty or providing them with financial support; and urges the Government to condemn human rights abuse in Iran at the highest level, base any economic deals with Iran on improvements in the human rights situation, tighten sanctions against the regime in line with the UK's international partners, bring the regime's human rights dossier before the UN Security Council and call for prosecution of the regime's officials for crimes against humanity.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2013
Waveney
Amess, Mr David
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2012
Southend West
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Blaydon
Baldry, Sir Tony
Conservative
Signed on 19 December 2012
Banbury
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2013
Rother Valley
Benton, Mr Joe
Labour
Signed on 29 January 2013
Bootle
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 18 December 2012
Harrow East
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 7 January 2013
Congleton
Bruce, Sir Malcolm
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2013
Gordon
Campbell, Mr Gregory
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 2013
East Londonderry
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2012
Gower
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2013
West Lancashire
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 18 December 2012
Islington North
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 5 March 2013
Bolton North East
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Swansea West
Davies, Glyn
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2013
Montgomeryshire
Dobbin, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Heywood and Middleton
Dobson, Frank
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Holborn and St Pancras
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 10 January 2013
Belfast North
Doran, Mr Frank
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2013
Aberdeen North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2012
Lewisham West and Penge
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 March 2013
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2013
Liverpool, Riverside
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 January 2013
Westmorland and Lonsdale
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goggins, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Wythenshawe and Sale East
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 December 2012
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 26 February 2013
North Down
Heyes, David
Labour
Signed on 25 February 2013
Ashton-under-Lyne
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2013
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2013
Hampstead and Kilburn
Jowell, Dame Tessa
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2013
Dulwich and West Norwood
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
Manchester, Withington
Leigh, Mr Edward
Conservative
Signed on 15 January 2013
Gainsborough
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 10 April 2013
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 7 January 2013
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 15 January 2013
Belfast East
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2013
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 24 January 2013
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 23 January 2013
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 13 March 2013
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2013
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2012
Mansfield
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Gateshead
Morrice, Graeme
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2013
Livingston
Mudie, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2013
Leeds East
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 7 February 2013
North Antrim
Parish, Neil
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2013
Tiverton and Honiton
Percy, Andrew
Conservative
Signed on 6 March 2013
Brigg and Goole
Pugh, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 January 2013
Southport
Reevell, Simon
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2013
Dewsbury
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 12 December 2012
South Down
Rogerson, Dan
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2012
North Cornwall
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2012
Glenrothes
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 30 January 2013
Lewisham, Deptford
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 December 2012
Colchester
Sanders, Mr Adrian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 23 January 2013
Torbay
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2013
Ealing, Southall
Shepherd, Mr Richard
Conservative
Signed on 14 February 2013
Aldridge-Brownhills
Sheridan, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2013
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Simpson, David
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 30 January 2013
Upper Bann
Streeter, Mr Gary
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2013
South West Devon
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 December 2012
Hazel Grove
Sutcliffe, Mr Gerry
Labour
Signed on 8 February 2013
Bradford South
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2013
Walsall South
Vickers, Martin
Conservative
Signed on 8 February 2013
Cleethorpes
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 7 January 2013
Stoke-on-Trent North
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 January 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 31 January 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 January 2013
Ceredigion
Williams, Roger
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Brecon and Radnorshire
Williams, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 December 2012
Bristol West
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 February 2013
East Antrim
Wright, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 April 2013
Norwich South
Yeo, Mr Tim
Conservative
Signed on 7 March 2013
South Suffolk

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.