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POLITICAL DETAINEES IN SAUDI ARABIA

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2032: tabled on 29 January 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 22 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned about Saudi Arabia’s use of illegal detention to silence female activists pushing for greater freedoms within the country and Saudi Arabia’s illegal detention of other political prisoners, including but not limited to Turki bin Abdullah Al Saud, Khalid bin Talal Al Saud, Abdulaziz bin Fahd Al Saud, Adel Fakeih, Mohammed Alamoudi, Faisal Al Jarba, Fawaz Al Aida, Amr Al Dabbah and Bakr bin Laden, in an apparent attempt to consolidate power and silence political opposition, illegal under international law; considers that the Government should do more to put pressure on the Saudi Government to release all detainees unless formal, legitimate charges are pressed, unfreeze assets of those held illegally, and support fundamental Human Rights within Saudi Arabia; and calls on the Government to support the cross-party Detention Review Panel that is seeking access to some of those unlawfully detained and subjected to torture and other forms of abuse.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.