House of Commons
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PUBLIC FLOGGING OF RAIF BADAWI IN SAUDI ARABIA
EDM #720
Tabled 21 January 2015
2014-15 Session
That this House condemns the sentence of public flogging, a fine and a 10 year prison sentence imposed on Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia for freely expressing his views on the internet; is dismayed that he was given 50 lashes on 9 January 2015 in Jeddah; understands that despite postponement on medical grounds, Saudi authorities intend to carry out further flogging each week until he has received 1,000 lashes; strongly supports his right to freedom of expression; is appalled by the use of corporal punishment in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere; notes with concern Saudi Arabia's practice of holding prisoners of conscience; calls on the UK Government to take stronger action to ensure that this barbaric punishment is stopped immediately; and further calls on it also to work with its international partners to encourage the Saudi authorities to overturn his conviction and ensure his release.

Signatures (50)

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.
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
27 January 2015
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
22 January 2015
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
03 February 2015
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
21 January 2015
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
28 January 2015
Clark, Katy
Labour
09 February 2015
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
10 February 2015
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
04 March 2015
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
28 January 2015
Dowd, Jim
Labour
23 February 2015
Flynn, Paul
Labour
22 January 2015
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
11 February 2015
Gapes, Mike
Labour
28 January 2015
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
22 January 2015
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
26 January 2015
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
26 January 2015
Hermon, Lady
Independent
04 March 2015
Hoey, Kate
Labour
23 February 2015
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
26 January 2015
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
26 January 2015
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
22 January 2015
Lavery, Ian
Labour
22 January 2015
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
22 January 2015
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
22 January 2015
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
22 January 2015
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
29 January 2015
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
28 January 2015
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
28 January 2015
McDonnell, John
Labour
21 January 2015
McGovern, Jim
Labour
11 February 2015
McInnes, Liz
Labour
22 January 2015
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
28 January 2015
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
28 January 2015
Ruane, Chris
Labour
03 February 2015
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
19 March 2015
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
22 January 2015
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
27 January 2015
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
26 January 2015
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
05 February 2015
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
29 January 2015
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
04 February 2015
Williamson, Chris
Labour
10 February 2015
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
02 February 2015
Wright, David
Labour
28 January 2015
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion