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Human rights in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 835: tabled on 11 January 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 48 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is concerned by continuing serious human rights violations in Bahrain, including the ongoing arbitrary detention and inhumane treatment of prisoners of conscience, including Abduljalil al-Singace, Hassan Mushaima, Abdulwahab Hussain, Abdulhadi al-Khawaja and Sheikh Ali Salman; notes that Freedom House in its 2021 report rated Bahrain as not free and that Bahrain is ranked 150 out of 167 countries in The Economist’s 2020 Global Democracy Index and 168 out of 180 in the World Press Freedom Index 2021; urges the Bahraini Government to release all prisoners of conscience, enable civil society representatives and human rights defenders to operate freely, permit genuine political opposition and independent media, and end the use of the death penalty; further urges the Bahraini Government to initiate a substantive and inclusive in-country dialogue on political and constitutional reform and to cooperate with human rights organisations and experts, including from the UN, to allow for, inter alia, an independent assessment of prison conditions and its reform agenda; and calls on the Government to review its funding to and other agreements with Bahrain and to meet human rights defenders and organisations, civil society representatives and non-violent opposition from Bahrain, as well as to take action to hold Bahraini officials responsible for serious human rights violations to account.

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.

Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Paisley, Ian
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 January 2022
North Antrim
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 January 2022
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 January 2022
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2022
Islington North
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
North Ayrshire and Arran
McDonald, Stuart C
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2022
Edinburgh West
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 January 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
Dundee West
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 13 January 2022
Caerphilly
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Girvan, Paul
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
South Antrim
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 13 January 2022
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 January 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 14 January 2022
Leicester East
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 January 2022
Gordon
Barker, Paula
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2022
Liverpool, Wavertree
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2022
Knowsley
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 January 2022
Bath
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 14 January 2022
Leeds East
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Warrington North
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Stirling
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Chamberlain, Wendy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 17 January 2022
North East Fife
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
Glasgow North East
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 17 January 2022
East Renfrewshire
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 17 January 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2022
Ceredigion
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2022
Arfon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 17 January 2022
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 18 January 2022
East Antrim
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2022
Glasgow Central
Flynn, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 January 2022
Aberdeen South
Wilson, Munira
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 19 January 2022
Twickenham
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 January 2022
Lanark and Hamilton East
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2022
Easington
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 20 January 2022
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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.