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Hassan Mushaima and political prisoners detained in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 284: tabled on 05 July 2021

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 32 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned by the decade-long detention of 73-year-old Hassan Mushaima in Bahrain who was sentenced to life imprisonment for his peaceful role as a political opposition leader in 2011; decries that Mushaima was brutally tortured, subjected to protracted medical negligence and that his condition continues to severely deteriorate; profoundly regrets that since April 2021 two political prisoners and Jau Prison inmates, Husain Barakat and Abbas Malallah, died at Jau Prison; emphasises that Jau Prison authorities’ failure to prevent covid-19 outbreaks amongst inmates puts the lives of vulnerable prisoners like Mushaima at serious risk; notes that the European Parliament recently called for the release of Mushaima and others; is concerned that the UK Ambassador to Bahrain recently praised Jau Prison as a well-run facility with good medical provision despite the UN, Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and the Bahrain Institute for Rights and Democracy expressing concern at authorities persistent failure to provide adequate medical care in Bahrain’s prisons; unreservedly condemns Bahraini authorities’ perpetration of systematic medical negligence against vulnerable prisoners; further condemns false assurances provided to this House by the UK Government regarding the provision of medical care to political prisoners in Bahrain; and calls on the Government to use all available leverage to press Bahrain for the immediate and unconditional release of all Bahraini political prisoners detained solely for peacefully exercising their right to free expression, association and assembly, with particular reference to political leaders with heightened vulnerability to novid-19, namely Hassan Mushaima, Abduljalil Al-Singace and Abdulwahab Husain.

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.

Mishra, Navendu
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
Stockport
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2021
Birkenhead
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Glasgow South West
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 July 2021
Glasgow North West
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2021
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 July 2021
Argyll and Bute
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 July 2021
Bath
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 20 July 2021
Worthing West
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2021
Leeds East
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 22 July 2021
Leicester East
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2021
Arfon
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 September 2021
Ceredigion
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 September 2021
Kingston and Surbiton
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 September 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 September 2021
Twickenham
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 September 2021
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 September 2021
Edinburgh West
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 18 October 2021
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Liverpool, Wavertree
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 18 October 2021
Norwich South
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 25 October 2021
Poplar and Limehouse

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.