House of Commons
ONGOING IMPRISONMENT OF RAIF BADAWI
EDM #37
Tabled 21 June 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House recognises the unjust arrest of Raif Badawi on 17 June 2014 and his subsequent imprisonment in Saudi Arabia for championing free speech and freedom of expression; notes that he is now beginning his 5th year of a 10-year prison sentence; further notes that Mr Badawi is also facing a 10-year travel ban and a 10-year ban from participating in visual, electronic and written media after his release; further recognises the wrongful arrest and imprisonment of Mr Badawi's lawyer, Waleed Abu aI-Khair, who is also serving a 15-year sentence for his human rights activism; is concerned at the punishment and inhumane treatment that Mr Badawi and Mr Abu aI-Khair have been subjected to; continues to strongly support his right to freedom of expression and that of all Saudi Arabian citizens; calls on the Government to press King Salman bin Abdulaziz to release Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu aI-Khair from prison so that they may be reunited with their families; and urges the Government to challenge and condemn Saudi Arabia's concerning record on press freedom.

Signatures (38)

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
22 June 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
20 February 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
10 July 2017
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
13 July 2017
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
22 June 2017
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
29 June 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
26 June 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
Drew, Dr David
Labour
26 June 2017
Flynn, Paul
Labour
26 June 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
06 July 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
28 June 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
04 July 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
29 June 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
22 June 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
29 June 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
26 June 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
03 July 2017
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Murray, Ian
Labour
02 November 2017
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
27 June 2017
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
22 June 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
27 June 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
22 June 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
26 June 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion