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Death Penalty In Nigeria And Saudi Arabia

EDM number 2328 in 2007-08, proposed by Alistair Carmichael on 22/10/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Africa, Human rights and Middle East.

That this House welcomes the two Amnesty International reports entitled, Waiting for the Hangman and Affront to Justice; notes with concern that over 700 people are currently under sentence of death in Nigeria's prisons; is concerned to hear reports of evidence indicating Nigerians cannot rely on their criminal justice system to produce results that are either fair or accurate; further notes that executions in Saudi Arabia have risen sharply in the last two years, with a fourfold increase from 2006; further notes with concern that death sentences in Saudi Arabia are often imposed at the end of largely secret and unfair trial processes with many defendants being executed for non-violent or vaguely worded offences; and calls on both the Saudi Arabian and Nigerian governments to impose a moratorium on executions, as called for by the UN General Assembly in December 2007.

This motion has been signed by a total of 45 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Alistair Carmichael22/10/2008Orkney and ShetlandLiberal DemocratProposed
Mark Durkan22/10/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
David Drew23/10/2008StroudLabourSeconded
Paul Keetch23/10/2008HerefordLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martin Caton23/10/2008GowerLabourSeconded
Mike Hancock23/10/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Neil Gerrard23/10/2008WalthamstowLabourSigned
Lynne Jones23/10/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
John Pugh23/10/2008SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Hunter27/10/2008CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Dobbin27/10/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Andrew Dismore27/10/2008HendonLabourSigned
Colin Breed27/10/2008South East CornwallLiberal DemocratSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/10/2008Luton NorthLabourSigned
Greg Pope27/10/2008HyndburnLabourSigned
Dai Davies28/10/2008Blaenau GwentIndependentSigned
Stephen Williams28/10/2008Bristol WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Angus MacNeil28/10/2008Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySigned
John Leech28/10/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Robert Wareing28/10/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
Rudi Vis28/10/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Alan Meale28/10/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
John McDonnell28/10/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alan Simpson28/10/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Jo Swinson29/10/2008East DunbartonshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Phil Willis29/10/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean29/10/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Ann Cryer29/10/2008KeighleyLabourSigned
Frank Cook29/10/2008Stockton NorthLabourSigned
Annette Brooke29/10/2008Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Williams30/10/2008CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
John Battle30/10/2008Leeds WestLabourSigned
John Cummings30/10/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd30/10/2008Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Simon Hughes30/10/2008North Southwark and BermondseyLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey30/10/2008North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Eddie McGrady03/11/2008South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Vincent Cable03/11/2008TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley04/11/2008Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Edward Davey06/11/2008Kingston and SurbitonLiberal DemocratSigned
Harry Cohen06/11/2008Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Andy Reed06/11/2008LoughboroughLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling10/11/2008Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Karen Buck17/11/2008Regent's Park and Kensington NorthLabourSigned
Greg Mulholland24/11/2008Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned

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