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TORTURE, EXECUTIONS AND PUNISHMENTS IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 650: tabled on 04 November 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 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 is alarmed by the continuing steep rise in executions during Hassan Rouhani's presidential tenure in Iran over the last two years; notes the widespread sentencing of degrading and inhumane medieval judicial punishments, including public hangings and floggings, prisoners being paraded in streets, torture, limb amputations and eye gouging; recalls that the UN General Assembly recently criticised the Iranian regime's continued use of such practices, with its Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon stating that despite promises made, greater freedom for the country had not resulted in any major improvements in human rights; and calls on the Government to urge the international community to demand an end to such deplorable practices forthwith.

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.

Aldous, Peter
Conservative
Signed on 24 February 2016
Waveney
Anderson, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 9 November 2015
Blaydon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Livingston
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2016
Blyth Valley
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Edinburgh South West
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 28 January 2016
Bolton North East
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 May 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cryer, John
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2016
Leyton and Wanstead
Dodds, Mr Nigel
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 November 2015
Belfast North
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 November 2015
Lewisham West and Penge
Evans, Mr Nigel
Conservative
Signed on 10 February 2016
Ribble Valley
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 February 2016
Poplar and Limehouse
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 5 November 2015
North Tyneside
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 November 2015
Airdrie and Shotts
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 10 November 2015
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 6 November 2015
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Dundee West
McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 10 February 2016
Birmingham, Selly Oak
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Falkirk
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mullin, Roger
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 February 2016
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Paterson, Steven
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 November 2015
Stirling
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 5 November 2015
South Down
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 November 2015
Belfast East
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 November 2015
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 November 2015
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 November 2015
Midlothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 November 2015
Arfon
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 November 2015
Ceredigion
Wilson, Corri
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 November 2015
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 25 November 2015
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.