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IMPRISONMENT OF JOURNALISTS IN EGYPT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 170: tabled on 24 June 2014

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 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 in the strongest possible terms the court case and sentences of the Al Jazeera journalists in Egypt: seven years for Peter Greste and Mohammed Fahmy and 10 years for Baher Mohamed, all of whom are suffering needlessly; condemns also the 10 year sentences in absentia for Alaa Bayoumi, Anas Abdel-Wahab Khalawi Hasan, Khaleel Aly Khaleel Bahnasy, Mohamed Fawzi, Dominic Kane, Rena Netjes and Sue Turton; notes the lack of respect these unjust sentences show for the democratic system; notes also the invaluable role these people carry out in briefing the international community regarding what is happening in other corners of the world; and calls on the Government to do everything in its power to convince the Egyptian authorities of the travesty of this case and the damage it is doing to the democratic process.

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.

Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 3 July 2014
Blaydon
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2014
Aberdeen South
Blackman, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 June 2014
Harrow East
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 25 June 2014
Reigate
Brady, Mr Graham
Conservative
Signed on 2 July 2014
Altrincham and Sale West
Campbell, Sir Menzies
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2014
North East Fife
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Blyth Valley
Caton, Martin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Gower
Champion, Sarah
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Rotherham
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
North Ayrshire and Arran
Connarty, Michael
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Bolton North East
Crouch, Tracey
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2014
Chatham and Aylesford
Cunningham, Sir Tony
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2014
Workington
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2014
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 10 July 2014
Bradford West
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2014
St Ives
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2014
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2014
Portsmouth South
Hemming, John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 July 2014
Birmingham, Yardley
Hendrick, Mark
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2014
Preston
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 1 July 2014
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Luton North
Huppert, Dr Julian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2014
Cambridge
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Hampstead and Kilburn
Kaufman, Sir Gerald
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2014
Manchester, Gorton
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Wansbeck
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2014
Manchester, Withington
Long, Naomi
Alliance
Signed on 2 July 2014
Belfast East
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 25 June 2014
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Mr Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2014
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 July 2014
South Antrim
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2014
Dundee West
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2014
Mansfield
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Easington
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 1 July 2014
Torfaen
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2014
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Roy, Lindsay
Labour
Signed on 1 September 2014
Glenrothes
Russell, Sir Bob
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 June 2014
Colchester
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 July 2014
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Ealing, Southall
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2014
Bolsover
Soames, Sir Nicholas
Conservative
Signed on 3 July 2014
Mid Sussex
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 July 2014
Hazel Grove
Ward, Mr David
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2014
Bradford East
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 July 2014
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2014
Derby North

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.