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Jailing Of Reza Shahabi

EDM number 244 in 2017-19, proposed by Lloyd Russell-Moyle on 05/09/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, Industrial relations, Iran and Prisons.

That this House notes with great concern the repeated jailing of Reza Shahabi, a member of the Executive Committee of the Trade Union of the Tehran and Suburbs Vahed Bus Company; further notes that on 11 July 2017 Mr Shahabi began a hunger strike in protest against the arbitrary resumption of his imprisonment; notes that the Rejai Shahr prison infirmary reports that Mr Shahabi needs specialist medical attention and that no steps have been taken to provide such care; notes that many prisoners are currently on hunger strike against poor conditions in Rejai Shahr; notes that in September 2015 painters' union activist Shahrokh Zamani, a fellow prisoner of Mr Shahabi, died under suspicious circumstances; urges the Iranian Government to release Mr Shahabi; and calls on the Government to press the Iranian Government to respect trade union rights and International Labour Organization conventions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 10 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Lloyd Russell-Moyle05/09/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeProposed
Kelvin Hopkins06/09/2017Luton NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Cunningham06/09/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon06/09/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Alex Sobel06/09/2017Leeds North WestLabour/Co-operativeSeconded
Ronnie Campbell06/09/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Laura Pidcock11/09/2017North West DurhamLabourSigned
Catherine West14/09/2017Hornsey and Wood GreenLabourSigned
David Linden09/10/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Stephen McCabe12/10/2017Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned

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