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Jagtar Singh Johal

EDM (Early Day Motion) 374: tabled on 07 February 2024

Tabled in the 2023-24 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that Jagtar Singh Johal, a Sikh activist and resident of Dumbarton, will be marking his 37th birthday on 9 February, his sixth in arbitrary detention in India since being abducted from the street during his honeymoon by unidentified assailants who turned out to be undercover police agents on 4 November 2017; notes that during his incarceration it is alleged that he was tortured both physically and through electric shocks to his nipples and genitals, something which led him to signing a confession, a confession that has subsequently been used when filing charges against him; supports the ruling of the UN Working Group on arbitrary detention which in May 2022 gave its opinion that Jagtar’s detention was an arbitrary one; urges the Government to also support this opinion and do what it can to achieve Jagtar’s immediate release to ensure that his birthday will be marked, in person, at home with his family.

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.

Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Dundee West
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 February 2024
Orkney and Shetland
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 February 2024
Edinburgh East
Edwards, Jonathan
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Hayes and Harlington
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Sultana, Zarah
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Coventry South
Farry, Stephen
Alliance
Signed on 19 February 2024
North Down
Spellar, John
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Warley
Lewis, Clive
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Norwich South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Glasgow North East
Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Streatham
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
East Renfrewshire
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
East Dunbartonshire
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 19 February 2024
Ceredigion
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
East Antrim
Whitford, Dr Philippa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Central Ayrshire
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
York Central
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Leicester East
Johnson, Kim
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Liverpool, Riverside
Begum, Apsana
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2024
Poplar and Limehouse
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Dundee East
Osamor, Kate
Independent
Signed on 19 February 2024
Edmonton
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Foyle
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 19 February 2024
Strangford
Stone, Jamie
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2024
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2024
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 20 February 2024
Arfon
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 February 2024
St Albans
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 21 February 2024
Edinburgh West
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2024
Lanark and Hamilton East
Grant, Peter
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2024
Glenrothes
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 1 March 2024
Chesham and Amersham

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.