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Continued Detention Of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe In Iran

EDM number 1413 in 2017-19, proposed by Tom Brake on 18/06/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, Iran and Prisons.

That this House expresses concern regarding the arbitrary detention of dual nationals in Iran, highlighted in the most recent UN Human Rights Resolution on Iran; notes that human rights of UK nationals detained in Iran must be a red line in any future trade deals negotiated with Iran; expresses particular concern regarding the case of Ms Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, a British dual national who has been imprisoned for over 800 days; is worried for the health and safety of Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe who has been kept in solitary confinement for over eight months; emphasises that the UN ruled that her arrest was arbitrary and her trial was conducted in secret courts; expresses further concern that comments made by the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs have been used as evidence against Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe; expresses dismay at the Government's failure to acknowledge any violation of Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe's rights and has failed to condemn the Iranian Government; urges the Government to publicly call for the immediate release of Ms Zaghari-Ratcliffe; recommends that the Government should make these representations based on its human rights violations; further urges the Government to take a more proactive approach to identifying and intervening in cases where British nationals face human rights violations; urges the Government to improve levels of consular access for UK nationals imprisoned abroad; and calls on the Government to state that in all cases involving British nationals imprisoned abroad, any threat of or actual torture and mistreatment is unacceptable and will be publicly condemned by the Government.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Tom Brake18/06/2018Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratProposed
Tim Farron19/06/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSeconded
Martyn Day19/06/2018Linlithgow and East FalkirkScottish National PartySeconded
Peter Bottomley19/06/2018Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Jim Shannon19/06/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham19/06/2018Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon20/06/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Ruth George20/06/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Chris Stephens20/06/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty20/06/2018West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Layla Moran20/06/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Liz Saville Roberts20/06/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Alison Thewliss20/06/2018Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Jamie Stone20/06/2018Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossLiberal DemocratSigned
Patrick Grady21/06/2018Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Christine Jardine21/06/2018Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Brendan O'Hara21/06/2018Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Kate Hollern25/06/2018BlackburnLabourSigned
John McNally25/06/2018FalkirkScottish National PartySigned

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