House of Commons
END DEGRADING TREATMENT OF POLITICAL PRISONERS IN BAHRAIN
EDM #1631
Tabled 13 September 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House deplores the degrading treatment of political prisoners in Bahrain; is appalled by the inhuman conditions of detention facilities as described by the UN Human Rights Committee in July 2018, particularly in Jau prison, including unsanitary conditions, severe overcrowding, inadequate access to drinking water and unhygienic toilet facilities; is concerned about the arbitrary and extrajudicial arrest of 13 Bahraini opposition leaders who were subjected to torture and unlawfully convicted by a military court in 2011; condemns the deliberate targeting of Hassan Mushaima, who is being denied unconditional access to medical care, family visits and books; notes with dismay that Dr Abduljalil Al-Singace and Abdulwahab Husain are victims of similar punitive measures; is concerned that the violations of Mr Mushaima's rights have caused his son to launch a hunger strike outside the Bahraini Embassy in London, and that the political prisoner Ali Hajji is also on a hunger strike to protest degrading treatment in Jau prison; expresses further concern that the UK has provided over £5 million in technical assistance programmes to Bahrain to train human rights oversight bodies, which appear to have systematically failed to investigate thoroughly human rights abuses and whitewashed torture in Bahraini prisons; urges the Government to suspend the programme until Bahrain abides by its international human rights obligations, including the UN Standard Minimum Rules for the Treatment of Prisoners; and calls for the immediate release of all political prisoners, including the Bahrain 13.

Signatures (51)

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.
Bailey, Mr Adrian
Labour
11 October 2018
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
09 October 2018
Benn, Hilary
Labour
15 October 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
09 October 2018
Bruce, Fiona
Conservative
23 October 2018
Buck, Ms Karen
Labour
10 October 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
19 November 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
26 October 2018
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
20 November 2018
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
17 October 2018
Cryer, John
Labour
24 October 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
09 October 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
10 October 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
10 October 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
11 October 2018
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
23 October 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
11 October 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
09 October 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
10 October 2018
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
10 October 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
10 October 2018
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
22 October 2018
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
15 October 2018
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
10 October 2018
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
20 November 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
22 October 2018
Mann, John
Labour
12 November 2018
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
11 October 2018
Pearce, Teresa
Labour
01 November 2018
Reynolds, Emma
Labour
11 October 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
09 October 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
10 October 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
09 October 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
09 October 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
11 October 2018
Stringer, Graham
Labour
15 October 2018
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
01 November 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
18 October 2018
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
06 November 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
06 December 2018
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
15 January 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
15 January 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
22 January 2019
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
31 January 2019
Hoey, Kate
Labour
04 June 2019
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion