House of Commons
REPRISALS OF FEMALE POLITICAL PRISONERS AND VICTIMS OF TORTURE AND SEXUAL ABUSE IN BAHRAIN
EDM #1872
Tabled 22 November 2018
2017-19 Session
That this House condemns the Bahraini authorities' torture, sexual assault, ill-treatment and unfair trials of women targeted for politically-motivated charges; deplores the assault of Hajer Mansoor, Medina Ali and Najah Yusuf in September 2018, led by the head of Bahrain's Isa Town Women's Detention Centre, Major Mariam Albardoli; highlights that the incident occurred soon after the cases of the three women were raised by this Parliament and the UN; voices discontent for their repeated denial of religious participation; condemns the increasing restrictions on family visits, telephone calls and allocated time outside the cell imposed on all inmates since the assault, which are in contravention of the UN standard minimum rules for the treatment of prisoners; expresses serious concern for the pattern of reprisals adopted by the prison authorities to retaliate against political prisoners who expose their abuse; further expresses dismay that Ms Mansoor, Ms Ali and Ms Yusuf felt compelled to launch a hunger strike, which they ended due to a critical deterioration in their health; asserts that reprisals against Ms Mansoor also occurred in July 2018 following international criticism over her case; emphasises the UN Secretary-General’s concerns for the ongoing trend of harassment and intimidation of Bahrain's civil society who cooperate with the UN; condemns the Bahraini oversight bodies that have received UK-funded training for their systematic cover-up of abuses occurring in Isa Town Prison; urges the Government to sanction those responsible, including Major Albardoli; and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of all political prisoners.

Signatures (40)

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.
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
22 November 2018
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
28 November 2018
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
22 November 2018
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
27 November 2018
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
27 November 2018
George, Ruth
Labour
28 November 2018
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
29 November 2018
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
22 November 2018
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
26 November 2018
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
28 November 2018
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
27 November 2018
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
27 November 2018
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
22 November 2018
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
28 November 2018
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
27 November 2018
Williamson, Chris
Labour
27 November 2018
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
01 December 2018
McDonald, Stuart C.
Scottish National Party
03 December 2018
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
03 December 2018
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
03 December 2018
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
04 December 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
04 December 2018
Glindon, Mary
Labour
05 December 2018
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
05 December 2018
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
06 December 2018
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
06 December 2018
Sobel, Alex
Labour
07 December 2018
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
07 December 2018
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
10 December 2018
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
11 December 2018
Farrelly, Paul
Labour
12 December 2018
Grieve, Mr Dominic
Conservative
12 December 2018
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
12 December 2018
Hayes, Helen
Labour
13 December 2018
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion