House of Commons
DEATH PENALTY IN SAUDI ARABIA
EDM #193
Tabled 17 July 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House is extremely alarmed by recent executions in Saudi Arabia and reports that further executions, possibly followed by crucifixion, may take place soon; notes with considerable concern assertions made by human rights organisations that many on death row have been tortured or otherwise coerced into signing confessions and denied fair trial guarantees, and that some have been sentenced to death for alleged activity that should not even be considered criminal, such as participating in demonstrations; is appalled that those who were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes are facing the death penalty, in contravention of international law; further notes that the death penalty continues to be used, and misused, in many other countries, including Iran, where prisoners convicted of petty drugs offences continue to be executed; asks the Saudi Government to quash its death sentences and establish an official moratorium on executions immediately; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Saudi Government to end its use of the death penalty and to bring its judicial system in line with international standards as a matter of urgency.

Signatures (42)

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.
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
19 July 2017
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
19 July 2017
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
19 July 2017
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
19 July 2017
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
18 July 2017
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
18 July 2017
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
06 September 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
18 July 2017
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
05 September 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
18 July 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
18 July 2017
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
07 September 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
11 September 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
13 September 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
18 July 2017
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
18 July 2017
Hermon, Lady
Independent
18 July 2017
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
18 July 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
06 September 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
18 July 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
05 September 2017
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
18 July 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
18 July 2017
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
20 July 2017
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
18 July 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
06 September 2017
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
05 September 2017
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
18 July 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
18 July 2017
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
07 September 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
18 July 2017
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
18 July 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
19 July 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
20 July 2017
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion