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EDM (Early Day Motion) 796: tabled on 12 December 2016

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 24 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 notes the forced closure of over 100 Baha'i-owned shops and businesses in Iran over the first week of November by the Iranian authorities; further notes that these shops were reportedly sealed after they had voluntarily closed to mark two Baha'i Holy Days; notes serious concerns reported by UN Secretary General, Ban Ki Moon, and Special Rapporteur, Dr Ahmad Shaheed, relating to the unprecedented levels of economic pressure being placed on the peaceful Baha’i community in Iran; and calls upon the Government to ask the administration of President Rouhani for an explanation of these reports.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.