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DEATH PENALTY IN SAUDI ARABIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 193: tabled on 17 July 2017

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 42 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

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.

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
Signed on 19 July 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
Signed on 19 July 2017
Congleton
Cable, Sir Vince
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2017
Twickenham
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2017
Blyth Valley
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 July 2017
Orkney and Shetland
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Coventry South
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2017
West Dunbartonshire
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 18 July 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Newcastle-under-Lyme
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
High Peak
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
North East Fife
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 September 2017
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 11 September 2017
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2017
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Glasgow North
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Glenrothes
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 18 July 2017
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Luton North
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Dundee West
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2017
Norwich South
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Glasgow East
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2017
Eastbourne
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Rochdale
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Brighton, Pavilion
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2017
Cardiff North
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Falkirk
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 September 2017
Glasgow North West
Reeves, Ellie
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2017
Lewisham West and Penge
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Belfast East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2017
Ealing, Southall
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 18 July 2017
Hammersmith
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 July 2017
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2017
Cardiff Central
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2017
Glasgow Central

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.