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Arrest of Mohammad Sanquor in Bahrain

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1218: tabled on 24 May 2023

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 4 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House strongly condemns the arrest of leading Shia cleric Mohammad Sanquor, after he called on authorities to declare the fate of death row inmates following allegations they were assaulted and called for the release of political prisoners during Friday prayers; regrets that this arrest represents a clear violation of freedom of speech and freedom of religious practice; expresses concern at this escalation in repression by the government of Bahrain; notes the spread of protests across the country following the arrest and urges the UK Government to make representations to Bahrain to guarantee freedom of assembly; calls for the immediate release of Sheikh Mohammed Sanquor and for all charges against him to be dropped; and urges the UK Government to call on the government of Bahrain to end its systematic persecution of the majority Shia population.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.