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Continued detention of Bahai in Yemen

EDM (Early Day Motion) 523: tabled on 02 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 9 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that over two months have passed since the President of the Houthi Supreme Political Council in Yemen ordered the release of six Baha’is, who have been in long term detention in Sana’a; further notes that this includes Mr Hamed bin Haydara who was under sentence of death and that President al-Mashat ordered his pardon on 25 March; observes that all six Baha’is are still imprisoned, and that reports confirm that other detainees in their prison facility have contracted covid-19; and urges the Government to make fresh and urgent appeals to the Houthi authorities to expedite the President’s orders for release of these six prisoners of conscience.