House of Commons
SENTENCES HANDED DOWN TO RELATIVES OF HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER MR ALWADAEI AND SITUATION IN BAHRAIN
EDM #509
Tabled 06 November 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House is very concerned about the three-year prison sentences handed down recently in Bahrain for alleged terrorism offences committed by three family members of the UK-based Bahraini human rights activist, Sayed Ahmed Alwadaei; notes that the trial has been widely criticised, including by UN experts, and seen as an attempt to punish and silence Mr Alwadaei; is also concerned by the purported defamation in statements made by the Bahraini Embassy in the UK in connection with the case; is alarmed by the continuing deterioration in the human rights situation in Bahrain, marked by the approval of a constitutional amendment allowing civilians to be tried before a military court, the on-going trial of prominent human rights defender Nabeel Rajab and further charges, which appear to be politically motivated, brought against imprisoned opposition leader Sheikh Ali Salman; recalls the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights stating at the Human Rights Council session in September 2017 that the democratic space in the country has essentially been shut down and that no public relations campaign can paper over the violations being inflicted on the people of Bahrain; asks the Government of Bahrain to remove illegal restrictions on the activities of civil society and of peaceful opposition and to end politically motivated prosecutions immediately; and calls on the Government to raise these concerns with the Bahraini Government and to demonstrate the value of its assistance to them.

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In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Benn, Hilary
Labour
13 December 2017
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
25 January 2018
Black, Mhairi
Scottish National Party
12 December 2017
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
23 January 2018
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
15 November 2017
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
07 November 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
23 July 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
14 November 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
02 May 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2017
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
08 February 2018
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
05 February 2018
Creagh, Mary
Labour
30 January 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
17 October 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
30 January 2018
Cunningham, Alex
Labour
24 January 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
20 November 2017
Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
18 January 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
20 February 2018
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
29 January 2018
Doughty, Stephen
Labour
15 November 2017
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
13 November 2017
Efford, Clive
Labour
15 October 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
02 February 2018
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2018
Field, Frank
Labour
14 November 2017
George, Ruth
Labour
04 September 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
13 November 2017
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
24 January 2018
Grogan, John
Labour
19 December 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
14 November 2017
Hendrick, Mr Mark
Labour
19 July 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
14 November 2017
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
10 January 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
02 May 2018
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
04 July 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2018
Kinnock, Stephen
Labour
01 March 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
19 April 2018
Lamb, Norman
Liberal Democrat
16 March 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
15 November 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
13 November 2017
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
04 September 2018
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
14 November 2017
Martin, Sandy
Labour
06 February 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
24 May 2018
McGovern, Alison
Labour
06 July 2018
McMorrin, Anna
Labour
21 March 2018
Mearns, Ian
Labour
29 January 2018
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
30 January 2018
Morris, Grahame
Labour
04 June 2018
Norris, Alex
Labour
27 June 2018
O'Mara, Jared
Independent
25 January 2018
Perkins, Toby
Labour
13 March 2018
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
13 November 2017
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
12 March 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
23 July 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
21 June 2018
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
16 July 2018
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
11 July 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
27 November 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
06 February 2018
Smith, Angela
Labour
29 January 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
12 March 2018
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
18 December 2017
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
10 January 2018
Walker, Thelma
Labour
20 February 2018
Western, Matt
Labour
23 November 2017
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
30 January 2018
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
05 February 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
07 March 2018
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