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Dr al-Singace’s hunger strike and political prisoners in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 107: tabled on 26 May 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is deeply concerned by the ongoing hunger strike of 60-year-old human rights defender and academic Dr Abduljalil al-Singace in Bahrain; notes EDM 578 and reiterates the alarm that his hunger strike began on 8 July 2021 and has exceeded 300 days; expresses concern that despite al-Singace being hospitalised since 18 July 2021 and losing well over 25kg, he has been subjected to deliberate denial of adequate medical care, has not been visited by his doctor for over three months and has not received results from an MRI taken in October 2021; notes that al-Singace is protesting the confiscation of four years’ worth of his handwritten apolitical research; condemns the Bahraini government’s justification of the confiscation of his research and failure to seek a timely resolution; decries al-Singace’s life sentence for his peaceful leading role in Bahrain’s 2011 pro-democracy uprising; unreservedly condemns al-Singace’s torture in 2011 by Bahraini officials, as documented by the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry; echoes the consensus of international calls from the human rights community, UN experts, global academics, and parliamentarians for al-Singace’s release; calls upon the Government to urgently press for the return of al-Singace’s research, impose Magnitsky Act Sanctions on those responsible for his unlawful imprisonment, including Interior Minister Rashid Al-Khalifa; and calls for his immediate and unconditional release, as well as that of the approximate 1,400 political prisoners in Bahrain, including Hassan Mushaima, Sheikh Ali Salman, Abdulhadi Al-Khawaja, Sheikh Mohamed Habib AlMuqdad, Abdulwahab Husain and Ali Al-Hajee.

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.

Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 June 2022
Leicester East
David, Wayne
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2022
Caerphilly
Thewliss, Alison
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Glasgow Central
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 June 2022
Argyll and Bute
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 9 June 2022
Brighton, Pavilion
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 June 2022
Orkney and Shetland
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 June 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 15 June 2022
Liverpool, Riverside
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 15 June 2022
Worthing West
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 22 June 2022
Bath
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 27 June 2022
Leeds East
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 June 2022
Richmond Park
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 30 June 2022
Islington North
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 July 2022
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 July 2022
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Hanvey, Neale
Alba Party
Signed on 8 July 2022
Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Streatham
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 11 July 2022
Coventry South
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2022
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Davey, Ed
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2022
Kingston and Surbiton
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 21 July 2022
North Down
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 July 2022
St Albans
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 July 2022
Edinburgh North and Leith
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2022
Rochdale
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Glasgow North East
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 September 2022
Edinburgh West
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Sheffield, Hallam
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 5 September 2022
Motherwell and Wishaw
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Easington
Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 5 September 2022
Leeds Central
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 17 October 2022
Poplar and Limehouse
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 October 2022
East Renfrewshire

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.