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SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS OF THE AL-WEFAQ GROUP IN BAHRAIN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 223: tabled on 15 June 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 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 seriously concerned about the suspension in Bahrain of the operations of the main political opposition group, Al-Wefaq, and the freezing of its assets following a request to the Bahraini Courts from the Bahraini Ministry of Justice, which alleged the action was necessary to safeguard the security of the kingdom; is dismayed by the increase of the jail sentence of Al-Wefaq's leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, from four to nine years for matters relating to his right to peaceful expression, at appeal proceedings in May 2016; is worried about what appears to be a further crackdown on political opposition and civil society in Bahrain, with the arrest of Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the departure of human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja from the country after facing further threats from the government; deplores the continuing revocation of nationality of Bahraini citizens, rendering many of them stateless; fears that if the Government does not clearly and publicly express its disappointment and concern about these developments, the Bahraini government will continue further down the path of repression which could result in growing conflict, increasing radicalisation and, possibly, even further violence; and calls on the Government therefore to make a statement and to reconsider its technical co-operation programme with the Bahraini government.

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 4 July 2016
Ochil and South Perthshire
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Leeds Central
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2016
Worthing West
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2016
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Blyth Valley
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Dunfermline and West Fife
Cooper, Julie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2016
Burnley
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2016
Lanark and Hamilton East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Coventry South
Davies, Geraint
Labour
Signed on 10 October 2016
Swansea West
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
West Dunbartonshire
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2016
North Ayrshire and Arran
Goodman, Helen
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2016
Bishop Auckland
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2016
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 29 June 2016
North Down
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 June 2016
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2016
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2016
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2016
Mansfield
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
East Dunbartonshire
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2016
Argyll and Bute
Robertson, Angus
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 July 2016
Moray
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2016
Edinburgh East
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2016
Hammersmith
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2016
Glasgow South West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.