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PUBLIC FLOGGING OF RAIF BADAWI IN SAUDI ARABIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 720: tabled on 21 January 2015

Tabled in the 2014-15 session.

This motion has been signed by 50 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 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.

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
Signed on 27 January 2015
Blaydon
Bayley, Sir Hugh
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
York Central
Blunt, Crispin
Conservative
Signed on 3 February 2015
Reigate
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 21 January 2015
Worthing West
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Blyth Valley
Clark, Katy
Labour
Signed on 9 February 2015
North Ayrshire and Arran
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Stockton North
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 March 2015
Coventry South
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Newport West
Galloway, Mr George
Respect
Signed on 11 February 2015
Bradford West
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Ilford South
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hancock, Mr Mike
Independent
Signed on 26 January 2015
Portsmouth South
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 4 March 2015
North Down
Hoey, Kate
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2015
Vauxhall
Hood, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Lanark and Hamilton East
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 26 January 2015
Luton North
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Hampstead and Kilburn
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Wansbeck
Lazarowicz, Mark
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Edinburgh North and Leith
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 January 2015
Manchester, Withington
Lewis, Dr Julian
Conservative
Signed on 22 January 2015
New Forest East
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2015
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
McCrea, Dr William
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 January 2015
South Antrim
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 21 January 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McGovern, Jim
Labour
Signed on 11 February 2015
Dundee West
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Morris, Grahame M.
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Easington
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 January 2015
Leeds North West
Ruane, Chris
Labour
Signed on 3 February 2015
Vale of Clwyd
Ruddock, Dame Joan
Labour
Signed on 19 March 2015
Lewisham, Deptford
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 January 2015
Strangford
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 27 January 2015
Bolsover
Smith, Sir Robert
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 January 2015
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Stunell, Sir Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 February 2015
Hazel Grove
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 January 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 February 2015
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2015
Derby North
Winnick, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 2 February 2015
Walsall North
Wright, David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2015
Telford

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.