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ANTI-REGIME PROTESTS IN IRAN

EDM (Early Day Motion) 746: tabled on 08 January 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 26 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House supports the right of citizens in Iran to protest; commends the bravery of the thousands of Iranian citizens who have taken to the streets in 20 cities to protest the clerical regime of Ayatollah Ali Khamenei; notes the strong sentiments being expressed against the regime's policies in support of terrorism and destabilising activities in the region; is concerned by reports of up to 3,000 people being detained, including students, as part of an attempt to suppress anti-government protests; expresses deepest sympathies to the families of all those who have died; calls on the Iranian Government to restore the basic right of internet access to its citizens; condemns all acts of violence and suppression against the protesters carried out by the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC); further expresses serious concerns over the IRGC's role in human rights violations in Iran and support for terrorism abroad more generally; and calls on the Government to include the IRGC on the list of proscribed organisations, impose punitive measures against its officials and to work with allies to expel the IRGC from Syria, Iraq and across the entire Middle East.

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.

Amess, Sir David
Conservative
Signed on 10 January 2018
Southend West
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2018
Livingston
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 7 February 2018
Bolton North East
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 10 January 2018
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Fitzpatrick, Jim
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
Poplar and Limehouse
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 January 2018
North East Fife
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 10 January 2018
North Tyneside
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
Signed on 22 January 2018
Birmingham, Hall Green
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 February 2018
Glasgow North
Henderson, Gordon
Conservative
Signed on 9 January 2018
Sittingbourne and Sheppey
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 January 2018
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2018
Glasgow East
Lord, Mr Jonathan
Conservative
Signed on 11 January 2018
Woking
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2018
Gateshead
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 January 2018
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 1 February 2018
Chesterfield
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 15 January 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 5 February 2018
Blackley and Broughton
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 1 February 2018
East Antrim

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.