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CONTINUED DETENTION OF NAZANIN ZAGHARI-RATCLIFFE IN IRAN (NO. 2)

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1452: tabled on 25 June 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses concern for the arbitrary detention of dual nationals in Iran from the UK and other nations; stands in solidarity with recent petitions in the European Parliament, US Congress and Canadian Parliament echoing concerns for the treatment of dual nationals imprisoned in Iran; further expresses particular concern regarding the case of Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British dual national, who has been arbitrarily detained, has been kept in solitary confinement for over eight and a half months and has had numerous trials conducted in secret courts; expresses dismay that the UK Government has failed to acknowledge any violation of Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's rights; criticises the Government's silence when called upon to condemn the actions by the Iranian Government; recommends that the Government should make these representations based on human rights obligations; urges the Government to take a more proactive approach to identifying and intervening in cases where British nationals face grave human rights violations; urges the Government to improve levels of protection for UK nationals imprisoned abroad; and calls on the Government to state that in all cases involving British nationals imprisoned abroad, any threat of or actual torture or ill-treatment will not be tolerated and will be publicly condemned by the Government, and that human rights of UK dual nationals detained in Iran must be a redline in any future trade deals negotiated with Iran.

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.

Davey, Sir Edward
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2018
Kingston and Surbiton
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
West Dunbartonshire
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2018
High Peak
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2018
North Ayrshire and Arran
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2018
North Tyneside
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
Glasgow North
Hayes, Helen
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2018
Dulwich and West Norwood
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2018
Jarrow
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 5 July 2018
North Down
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 27 June 2018
Luton North
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2018
Edinburgh West
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 4 July 2018
Ceredigion
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 2 July 2018
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 4 July 2018
Blackpool South
Martin, Sandy
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2018
Ipswich
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 26 June 2018
Glasgow South
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2018
Oxford West and Abingdon
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
Argyll and Bute
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 10 July 2018
Ynys Môn
Robinson, Gavin
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 27 June 2018
Belfast East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 25 June 2018
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
Glasgow South West
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 June 2018
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 June 2018
Glasgow Central
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 28 June 2018
Colne Valley
Yasin, Mohammad
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2018
Bedford
Grogan, John
Labour
Signed on 20 June 2019
Keighley
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2019
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.