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Over 100 days of Dr AlSingace’s hunger strike in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 578: tabled on 25 October 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 ongoing hunger strike of 59-year-old human rights defender and academic Dr Abduljalil AlSingace, in Bahrain; raises alarm that his hunger strike began on 8 July 2021 and has exceeded 100 days; expresses concern that Dr AlSingace has been hospitalised since 18 July 2021 and has lost at least 20kg; notes that AlSingace is protesting Jau Prison authorities’ ill-treatment and confiscation of four years’ worth of his apolitical research; decries Dr AlSingace’s life sentence for his peaceful leading role in Bahrain’s 2011 pro-democracy uprising; unreservedly condemns Dr AlSingace’s torture in 2011 by Bahraini officials, as documented by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry; further condemns that Dr AlSingace has spent over a decade unjustly imprisoned, throughout which mistreatment and medical negligence against him has been reported by UN experts; further recalls the Government’s 2012 expression of deep dismay at Dr AlSingace’s conviction; echoes calls from UN experts, the EU Parliament, 101 academics and 77 cross-party UK parliamentarians, trade unions, lawyers and rights groups for Dr AlSingace’s release; calls upon the Government to urgently secure the return of Dr AlSingace’s research, impose Magnitsky Act Sanctions on those responsible for his unlawful imprisonment; and to call for his immediate and unconditional release; and further calls upon the Government to urge for the release of all political prisoners in Bahrain, including Hassan Mushaima, Sheikh Ali Salman, Abdulhadi Alkhawaja and Ali Alhajee.

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
Independent
Signed on 26 October 2021
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 26 October 2021
East Lothian
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Argyll and Bute
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 October 2021
Leeds East
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 October 2021
Glasgow North West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2021
Bath
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 October 2021
Motherwell and Wishaw
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 October 2021
Glasgow South West
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
Brighton, Pavilion
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 November 2021
Oxford West and Abingdon
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 1 November 2021
North Ayrshire and Arran
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 1 November 2021
Leicester East
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 2 November 2021
Denton and Reddish
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 November 2021
Edinburgh East
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 2 November 2021
North East Fife
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 8 November 2021
Ceredigion
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 8 November 2021
Poplar and Limehouse
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 November 2021
Chesham and Amersham
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2021
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 15 November 2021
Hayes and Harlington
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 November 2021
St Albans
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 November 2021
Richmond Park
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 November 2021
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 29 November 2021
Gordon

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.