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Treatment Of Patras And Sajid Masih By Pakistani Authorities

EDM number 1074 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Shannon on 14/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, International politics and government and Religion and faith communities.

That this House is deeply shocked by the severe physical beating of a Pakistani Christian teenager Patras Masih, and his cousin Sajid Masih, by the Federal Investigation Authority (FIA) officers, who were supposed to be carrying out forensic checks of their mobile phones, after an alleged act of blasphemy; is appalled that both were put under pressure to commit sexual acts with each other; notes that Sajid Masih was so traumatised by this immoral suggestion he chose to jump out of a fourth floor window, rather than agree to this heinous act; and is disappointed that the Pakistani Government has promised an enquiry by the FIA about the conduct of the other FIA officers and instead suggests an independent judicial enquiry into the whole episode and particularly the facts leading up to Sajid Masih's desperate act, as described by him in his hospital bed video statement.

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

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Jim Shannon14/03/2018StrangfordDUPProposed
David Simpson14/03/2018Upper BannDUPSeconded
Paul Girvan14/03/2018South AntrimDUPSeconded
Ian Paisley Jnr14/03/2018North AntrimDUPSeconded
Gavin Robinson14/03/2018Belfast EastDUPSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson14/03/2018Lagan ValleyDUPSeconded
Mary Glindon15/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Martin Docherty16/03/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Peter Bottomley16/03/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
David Linden19/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Jim Cunningham20/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Marie Rimmer21/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Bob Blackman21/03/2018Harrow EastConservativeSigned
Julian Lewis21/03/2018New Forest EastConservativeSigned

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