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Imprisonment Of Nasrin Sotoudeh

EDM number 707 in 2012-13, proposed by Valerie Vaz on 08/11/2012.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, Iran and Prisons.

That this House expresses concern over the detention of Nasrin Sotoudeh, a human rights lawyer serving a six year prison sentence in Evin prison, Iran; notes the unacceptable treatment of Nasrin Sotoudeh as an individual imprisoned since 2010 in breach of her human rights; applauds Nasrin Sotoudeh for her defence of political activists in Iran; congratulates Nasrin Sotoudeh on winning the Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought alongside film director Jafar Panahi; is concerned by the deteriorating health of Nasrin Sotoudeh due to her current position in solitary confinement on hunger strike and with limited access to her family; recognises Nasrin Sotoudeh as a representative of the ongoing struggle for human rights internationally; believes that the Government should stand in solidarity with this figure to highlight its support for democracy; and demands the release of Nasrin Sotoudeh from prison by the Iranian authorities.

This motion has been signed by a total of 14 MPs.

Valerie Vaz08/11/2012Walsall SouthLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley09/11/2012Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Winnick09/11/2012Walsall NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon12/11/2012StrangfordDUPSeconded
Julian Lewis12/11/2012New Forest EastConservativeSeconded
Alan Meale12/11/2012MansfieldLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins12/11/2012Luton NorthLabourSigned
Mark Durkan12/11/2012FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Margaret Ritchie13/11/2012South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lady Hermon13/11/2012North DownIndependentSigned
Martin Caton13/11/2012GowerLabourSigned
James Clappison13/11/2012HertsmereConservativeSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/11/2012Islington NorthLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin13/11/2012Heywood and MiddletonLabourSigned

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