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URGENT ACTION TO CONDEMN AND STOP EXECUTIONS IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1094: tabled on 25 February 2013

Tabled in the 2012-13 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 the increasing number of executions in Iran, where 600 people have been executed in 2012, including many in public; notes that two men, aged 20 and 23, accused of stealing the equivalent of 35 euros, were hanged brutally in public on 16 January 2013 in front of their terrified family members and their horrified and crying young sisters; further notes that thousands of prisoners are on death row including political prisoners from Kurdish, Balouch and Arab ethnic minorities, those affiliated with the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) and even prisoners under the age of 18; further notes three political prisoners were killed under torture in December 2012; further notes that Mr Gholamreza Khosravi, a PMOI supporter whose death sentence has been upheld by the regime's Supreme Court, could face execution at any moment and that Mr Khosravi has been charged with providing financial support to an opposition satellite TV channel; further notes that Iran's leaders and high ranking judiciary, military and intelligence officials are responsible for the execution of more than 120,000 political prisoners, including the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988; and urges the Government to condemn in the strongest terms torture and executions in Iran and to take urgent measures to stop this criminal trend.

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.

Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 11 March 2013
Rother Valley
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 March 2013
Sheffield Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 1 March 2013
Worthing West
Brooke, Annette
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2013
Mid Dorset and North Poole
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 March 2013
North East Fife
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Gower
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
North Ayrshire and Arran
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 February 2013
Islington North
Crockart, Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2013
Edinburgh West
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2013
North Tyneside
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 February 2013
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Luton North
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 March 2013
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 5 March 2013
New Forest East
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 7 March 2013
Belfast East
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Blackpool South
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2013
South Antrim
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 27 February 2013
Belfast South
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 March 2013
Leeds North West
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 26 February 2013
South Down
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 21 March 2013
Glenrothes
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 February 2013
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2013
Ealing, Southall
Stunell, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 March 2013
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 February 2013
Bradford East
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 March 2013
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 March 2013
Ceredigion

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.