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REPORTED ABDUCTIONS, TORTURE AND KILLINGS OF GAY MEN IN CHECHNYA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1143: tabled on 18 April 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 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 deeply concerned at the reports in the Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, that men believed to be gay have been abducted, tortured and killed in Chechnya; expresses alarm at denials made by Chechen authorities regarding these reports, which claim that gay men do not exist in the republic; deplores this act of mass torture and murder, which specifically targets LGBTI people; supports Amnesty lnternational's call for action; believes that this call for action compels Aleksandr Ivanovich Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation, to carry out an immediate and thorough investigation into the reports, taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of any individual who may be at risk in Chechnya; and further supports an immediate investigation into this reported purge of LGBTI people in Chechnya; and calls on the international community to ensure that the Russian authorities are held accountable for upholding its international human rights obligations and ensuring that justice is brought upon those reportedly committing these crimes in Chechnya.

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.

Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2017
Inverclyde
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2017
Coventry South
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
Glasgow North
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2017
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 April 2017
East Lothian
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 26 April 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 24 April 2017
York Central
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Glasgow South
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 25 April 2017
Belfast South
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 19 April 2017
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Mulholland, Greg
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 April 2017
Leeds North West
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 April 2017
Argyll and Bute
Ritchie, Ms Margaret
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
South Down
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Strangford
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
Edinburgh East
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Glasgow South West
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 April 2017
Glasgow Central
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 April 2017
Angus
Whiteford, Dr Eilidh
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 April 2017
Banff and Buchan

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.