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Treatment Of Youcef Nadarkhani

EDM number 2929 in 2010-12, proposed by Lindsay Roy on 27/03/2012.
Categorised under the topics of International politics and government and Iran.

That this House deplores the death sentence for apostasy passed by Iranian courts on the Iranian Christian pastor Youcef Nadarkhani in 2010; further deplores that sentence's confirmation by the Iranian Supreme Court in September 2011; notes with alarm reports that Nadarkhani's case has been sent to the implementation department of the Iranian justice system, which may suggest that Nadarkhani is at imminent risk of execution; praises the efforts of various parties, including the Foreign Secretary, Brazilian Senator Marcelo Crivella, the American Center for Law and Justice, Harris Zafar of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community in the US, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner, the Slavic Centre for Law and Justice in Russia and the Save Youcef Nadarkhani from Execution Facebook page for their efforts to protect Nadarkhani; further deplores the persecution of Christian converts, Baha'is and atheists in Iran; further deplores all persecution of individuals for their faith or absence thereof in all countries where such persecution occurs; and calls on the Iranian state to immediately lift the sentence and release Pastor Nadarkhani.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

Lindsay Roy27/03/2012GlenrothesLabourProposed
Alan Meale27/03/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn27/03/2012Islington NorthLabourSeconded
Mark Durkan27/03/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley27/03/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mike Hancock16/04/2012Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins16/04/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon17/04/2012North DownIndependentSigned
John McDonnell17/04/2012Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton17/04/2012GowerLabourSigned
William McCrea18/04/2012South AntrimDUPSigned
Jim Dobbin18/04/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell18/04/2012Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie18/04/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Tony Lloyd19/04/2012Manchester CentralLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd19/04/2012Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Alasdair McDonnell19/04/2012Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Katy Clark19/04/2012North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Virendra Sharma19/04/2012Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Naomi Long24/04/2012Belfast EastAllianceSigned
Stephen McCabe24/04/2012Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Paul Flynn24/04/2012Newport WestLabourSigned

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