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Urgent Action To Condemn And Stop Executions In Iran

EDM number 1094 in 2012-13, proposed by Malcolm Bruce on 25/02/2013.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights and Iran.

That this House is deeply concerned by the increasing number of executions in Iran, where 600 people have been executed in 2012, including many in public; notes that two men, aged 20 and 23, accused of stealing the equivalent of 35 euros, were hanged brutally in public on 16 January 2013 in front of their terrified family members and their horrified and crying young sisters; further notes that thousands of prisoners are on death row including political prisoners from Kurdish, Balouch and Arab ethnic minorities, those affiliated with the People's Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI) and even prisoners under the age of 18; further notes three political prisoners were killed under torture in December 2012; further notes that Mr Gholamreza Khosravi, a PMOI supporter whose death sentence has been upheld by the regime's Supreme Court, could face execution at any moment and that Mr Khosravi has been charged with providing financial support to an opposition satellite TV channel; further notes that Iran's leaders and high ranking judiciary, military and intelligence officials are responsible for the execution of more than 120,000 political prisoners, including the massacre of 30,000 political prisoners in 1988; and urges the Government to condemn in the strongest terms torture and executions in Iran and to take urgent measures to stop this criminal trend.

This motion has been signed by a total of 34 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Malcolm Bruce25/02/2013GordonLiberal DemocratProposed
Bob Russell25/02/2013ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Mark Durkan25/02/2013FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Andrew George25/02/2013St IvesLiberal DemocratSeconded
Andy Sawford25/02/2013CorbyLabourSeconded
Alan Meale26/02/2013MansfieldLabourSeconded
David Ward26/02/2013Bradford EastLiberal DemocratSigned
Katy Clark26/02/2013North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn26/02/2013Islington NorthLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/02/2013GowerLabourSigned
Margaret Ritchie26/02/2013South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Shannon27/02/2013StrangfordDUPSigned
Kelvin Hopkins27/02/2013Luton NorthLabourSigned
Gordon Marsden27/02/2013Blackpool SouthLabourSigned
William McCrea27/02/2013South AntrimDUPSigned
Alasdair McDonnell27/02/2013Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Virendra Sharma27/02/2013Ealing, SouthallLabourSigned
Matthew Hancock28/02/2013West SuffolkConservativeWithdrawn
Mike Hancock28/02/2013Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Peter Bottomley01/03/2013Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Annette Brooke04/03/2013Mid Dorset and North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Menzies Campbell04/03/2013North East FifeLiberal DemocratSigned
Mary Glindon04/03/2013North TynesideLabourSigned
Julian Lewis05/03/2013New Forest EastConservativeSigned
Hywel Williams05/03/2013ArfonPlaid CymruSigned
Greg Mulholland05/03/2013Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Blomfield06/03/2013Sheffield CentralLabourSigned
Andrew Stunell06/03/2013Hazel GroveLiberal DemocratSigned
Naomi Long07/03/2013Belfast EastAllianceSigned
John Leech07/03/2013Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Michael Crockart07/03/2013Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Kevin Barron11/03/2013Rother ValleyLabourSigned
Mark Williams11/03/2013CeredigionLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Roy21/03/2013GlenrothesLabourSigned

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