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EDM (Early Day Motion) 511: tabled on 13 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 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 requests the immediate release of Pastor Abedini and other Christians, Behnam Irani, Maryam Naseem, Naghash-Zargaran, Ebrahim Firouzi and Ata Babaei, detained in Iran for no reason other than the peaceful exercise of their Christian faith; expresses concern that seven Baha'i leaders, Mrs Fariba Kamalabadi, Mr Jamaloddin Khanjani, Mr Afif Naeimi, Mr Saeid Rezaie, Mrs Mahvash Sabet, Mr Behrouz Tavakkoli and Mr Vahid Tizfahm were sentenced in 2008; and calls for Iran to be obliged to adhere to Article 18 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees freedom of religion and belief for everyone.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.