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Violence Against Minority Communities In Indonesia

EDM number 1898 in 2010-12, proposed by Siobhain McDonagh on 09/06/2011.
Categorised under the topic of Asia.

That this House notes disturbing evidence of an escalation in violence, harassment and intimidation against minority Muslim and Christian communities in Indonesia; is concerned extremists who are intolerant of religious minorities have been emboldened by the brutal murder of three Ahmadi Muslims in February, violent attacks on other Ahmadi Muslims on this and other occasions, the displacement of Ahmadi Muslims from their villages, and the destruction of Ahmadiyya Muslim mosques and Christian churches, as well as other restrictions on religious freedom; further notes with concern the continuing misuse of Indonesia's Blasphemy Law, and the resulting atmosphere of radicalisation, violence and hatred; further notes that statements made by members of the Indonesian Government calling for a ban on the Ahmadiyya Muslim community are in contrast to the country's stated commitment to religious freedom and tolerance; calls on the Government to raise concerns about religious freedom, and specifically the persecution of Ahmadi Muslims and Christians in Indonesia, with the Government of Indonesia, as well as with the United Nations Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Religion and Belief; urges Indonesia to revoke the 2008 Joint Ministerial decree against Ahmadi Muslims, to repeal the Blasphemy Law that is being misused to persecute minority communities, and to uphold complete freedom of religion for all; and further calls on the Government of Indonesia to ensure that all perpetrators of violence against minority communities are brought to justice and measures are taken to protect all citizens from further intimidation, harassment and violence.

This motion has been signed by a total of 54 MPs.

Siobhain McDonagh09/06/2011Mitcham and MordenLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley10/06/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Martin Caton13/06/2011GowerLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn13/06/2011Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan13/06/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Mike Hancock13/06/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Virendra Sharma13/06/2011Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
John Leech13/06/2011Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Sandra Osborne13/06/2011Ayr, Carrick and CumnockLabourSigned
David Simpson14/06/2011Upper BannDUPSigned
William McCrea14/06/2011South AntrimDUPSigned
John McDonnell14/06/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Andrew George14/06/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Jonathan Edwards14/06/2011Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Jim Shannon15/06/2011StrangfordDUPSigned
Jim McGovern15/06/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Paul Flynn15/06/2011Newport WestLabourSigned
Nigel Dodds15/06/2011Belfast NorthDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin15/06/2011Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Gregory Campbell15/06/2011East LondonderryDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins16/06/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Tony Lloyd16/06/2011Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Katy Clark16/06/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Albert Owen21/06/2011Ynys MLabourSigned
David Crausby21/06/2011Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie23/06/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Michael Crockart23/06/2011Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Jim Cunningham27/06/2011Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Bill Esterson27/06/2011Sefton CentralLabourSigned
John Thurso27/06/2011Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
John Hemming27/06/2011Birmingham, YardleyLiberal DemocratSigned
Joan Ruddock28/06/2011Lewisham, DeptfordLabourSigned
Valerie Vaz28/06/2011Walsall SouthLabourSigned
Ian Mearns28/06/2011GatesheadLabourSigned
Alan Beith29/06/2011Berwick-upon-TweedLiberal DemocratSigned
Sammy Wilson29/06/2011East AntrimDUPSigned
Naomi Long30/06/2011Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Tony Cunningham05/07/2011WorkingtonLabourSigned
Frank Dobson06/07/2011Holborn and St PancrasLabourSigned
Keith Vaz06/07/2011Leicester EastLabourSigned
Jennifer Willott06/07/2011Cardiff CentralLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd11/07/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Mike Gapes11/07/2011Ilford SouthLabourSigned
Zac Goldsmith12/07/2011Richmond ParkConservativeSigned
Barry Sheerman19/07/2011HuddersfieldLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/08/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Graham Brady11/08/2011Altrincham and Sale WestConservativeSigned
Graham Stringer11/08/2011Blackley and BroughtonLabourSigned
Gerald Kaufman05/09/2011Manchester, GortonLabourSigned
Martin Horwood05/09/2011CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Kate Green08/09/2011Stretford and UrmstonLabourSigned
Don Foster10/10/2011BathLiberal DemocratSigned
John Cryer20/12/2011Leyton and WansteadLabourSigned
Simon Hughes30/04/2012Bermondsey and Old SouthwarkLiberal DemocratSigned

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