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Imminent execution of Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah and Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 630: tabled on 18 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 33 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House views with grave concern the decision taken by Bahrain’s Court of Cassation on 15 June 2020 to uphold the death sentences of Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah and Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid; notes with alarm that neither man was allowed to attend their final appeal hearing and deeply regrets that despite three UN experts documenting due process violations against 20 individuals including Zuhair and Husain in December 2018, including acts of torture over a 13 day period against Zuhair, that both men have now exhausted all legal remedies and they now face execution pending ratification of the death sentence by the King of Bahrain; reminds the Bahraini authorities that the UN experts stated that under these circumstances, carrying out this death sentence would amount to summary executions;f further notes Bahrain’s increased use of the death penalty since a moratorium ended in 2017 with the execution of three men, followed by the execution of three more by firing squad in July 2019, thereby raising fears that the sentences passed down on Zuhair Ibrahim Jasim Abdullah and Hussein Abdullah Khalil Rashid could be carried out imminently despite serious and ongoing concerns as to the safety of their convictions; and calls on the UK Government to unreservedly condemn these sentences and asks that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office use whatever influence it has with the Bahraini authorities to seek an immediate commutation of these sentences

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.

Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Dundee West
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2020
Edinburgh West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2020
Bath
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 June 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 22 June 2020
Hammersmith
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 June 2020
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Strangford
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 June 2020
Central Ayrshire
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 25 June 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 29 June 2020
North Down
Hanvey, Neale
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 29 June 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 29 June 2020
Ceredigion
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 30 June 2020
Norwich South
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 30 June 2020
Foyle
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 July 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 July 2020
Glasgow Central
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 July 2020
East Antrim
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 7 July 2020
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 7 July 2020
Leeds Central
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Huddersfield
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Edinburgh East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 7 September 2020
Denton and Reddish
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2020
Coventry South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.