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Mohammed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 705: tabled on 09 July 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 34 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Bahrain’s Court of Cassation could overrule the death sentences of Mohamed Ramadhan and Husain Moosa, two prisoners sentenced to death on the basis of false confessions extracted under torture; notes that the Foreign and Commonwealth Office has been following the case closely over the last few years; recognises that independent experts from the International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims (IRCT) assessed Bahraini investigations into the men’s torture to be seriously flawed and the judgment sentencing them to death on the basis of torture evidence as critically flawed; acknowledges that Pete Wetherby QC, Executive Member of the Bar Human Rights Committee, has stated that, upholding the convictions in these cases would be wholly inconsistent with Bahrain’s international obligations; notes that that there are 10 other individuals in Bahrain who have exhausted legal remedies and are at risk of imminent execution; acknowledges the UK’s principled opposition to the death penalty in any circumstances; and calls on the highest levels of the Government to make effective representations for the quashing of Mohamed’s and Husain’s death sentences and a halt to the execution of all other individuals facing the death penalty in Bahrain.

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.

Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2020
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 July 2020
Orkney and Shetland
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 13 July 2020
Ceredigion
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2020
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2020
Strangford
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2020
Glasgow North
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2020
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 15 July 2020
East Lothian
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 July 2020
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 15 July 2020
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2020
Edinburgh West
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2020
Richmond Park
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 15 July 2020
North Down
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 July 2020
Bath
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2020
Hayes and Harlington
Sheerman, Mr Barry
Labour
Signed on 16 July 2020
Huddersfield
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 16 July 2020
Edinburgh East
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 16 July 2020
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Aberdeen South
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 20 July 2020
Brighton, Pavilion
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2020
Streatham
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
East Antrim
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 21 July 2020
Foyle
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 July 2020
Glasgow North East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 September 2020
Glasgow North West
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 September 2020
St Albans
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 15 October 2020
Coventry South

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.