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DEATH SENTENCE ON FORMER PRESIDENT MORSI

EDM (Early Day Motion) 59: tabled on 01 June 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 41 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 unjust death sentence handed down to Former President of the Republic of Egypt, Mr Mohammad Morsi and to a number of his party members by an Egyptian court on 15 May 2015; believes this judgement is cruel and falls short of the principles of justice; further notes the death sentence pronounced on a President popularly elected in 2012 after successful agitations against the despotic and corrupt government of Hosni Mubarak will not help the current government and reinforces the traditional approach adopted in Egypt to silence political dissent and malign pluralism; affirms the view that political leaders should not be purged for their views even if those views are contrary to the current government; further believes the judgement shows a move to seek revenge, not justice and that the application of the death sentence will be considered as a judicial murder, a continued stain on the reputation of the present leadership of the country; expresses concern that the application of the death sentence is likely to unleash an unprecedented wave of violence and insecurity in Egypt and the wider Middle East; urges the Egyptian government to recognise that the judgement is cruel and falls short of the principles of justice; and calls on the government of Egypt to revoke the death sentence and order a fair retrial.

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 11 June 2015
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Blaydon
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 3 June 2015
Worthing West
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2015
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2015
Orkney and Shetland
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 10 June 2015
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty, Martin John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 June 2015
West Dunbartonshire
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 June 2015
Foyle
Flello, Robert
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Stoke-on-Trent South
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Newport West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Birmingham, Hall Green
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 June 2015
North Down
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 July 2015
North Norfolk
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 3 June 2015
Wansbeck
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 11 June 2015
Brighton, Pavilion
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 June 2015
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 June 2015
Blackpool South
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 16 June 2015
York Central
Matheson, Christian
Labour
Signed on 11 June 2015
City of Chester
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Hayes and Harlington
McInnes, Liz
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2015
Heywood and Middleton
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2015
Mansfield
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 June 2015
Leeds North West
Qureshi, Yasmin
Labour
Signed on 2 July 2015
Bolton South East
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 2 June 2015
Belfast East
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 2 June 2015
Bolsover
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
Glasgow South West
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 June 2015
Central Ayrshire
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 10 June 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 3 June 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.