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HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS IN EGYPT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1174: tabled on 01 March 2016

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 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 concerned about serious human rights violations in Egypt under President al-Sisi's government; notes with alarm the chapter on Egypt in the Human Rights Watch World Report 2016 which highlights the authorities' imprisonment of tens of thousands and banning of protests, the courts' sentencing of hundreds to death, including former President Morsi, after unfair trials, and the law enforcement forces' involvement in torture and enforced disappearances; further notes that human rights defenders and civil society in Egypt are under considerable pressure, with endless hate speech from state-affiliated media, continuous harassment from the authorities, and travel bans repeatedly used as a tool to silence them; fears that current human rights violations will ultimately serve to destabilise the country and lead to increased radicalism; notes that Egypt is second only to China as the world's worst jailer of journalists in 2015; calls on the government of Egypt to commit to a full, impartial and transparent investigation into the death of Cambridge PhD student, Giulio Regeni and to the release of Irish student, Ibrahim Halawa, imprisoned without trial since 2013; further calls on the Egyptian government more generally to uphold its international human rights obligations; and urges the Government to make representations about these issues to their counterparts in Egypt as a matter of urgency.

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.

Ahmed-Sheikh, Ms Tasmina
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 March 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Livingston
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 11 April 2016
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 9 May 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Edinburgh South West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 8 March 2016
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2016
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2016
Cardiff South and Penarth
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Foyle
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 4 March 2016
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 March 2016
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2016
Newport West
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 14 March 2016
Birmingham, Hall Green
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 15 March 2016
Bishop Auckland
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 9 March 2016
North Down
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 3 March 2016
Dundee West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 March 2016
Brighton, Pavilion
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 March 2016
Belfast South
McGarry, Natalie
Independent
Signed on 3 March 2016
Glasgow East
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
East Dunbartonshire
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 March 2016
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 March 2016
Angus
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 3 March 2016
Ceredigion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.