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Human Rights And Azerbaijan

EDM number 624 in 2017-19, proposed by Peter Bottomley on 01/12/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Asia, Eastern Europe and Human rights.

That this House notes the accession of Azerbaijan to the European Convention on Human Rights; asks the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to express to the Government and representatives of Azerbaijan concern for the fair treatment of the investigative journalist Afghan Mukhtarli, husband of political refugee Leyla Mustafayeva, who was reported to have been kidnapped in Tbilisi on 29 May 2017 before being taken forcibly across the border and appearing on 30 November 2017 at the Balakan District Court with a trial starting on 14 December 2017 on charges that are not generally known; and further asks the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs to advise the Azerbaijani Government that the role of journalism should be respected and that fears of reports of wrongdoing within government should not lead to persecution of the messengers.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Peter Bottomley01/12/2017Worthing WestConservativeProposed
Alan Brown04/12/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySeconded
Angus MacNeil04/12/2017Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Kirsty Blackman04/12/2017Aberdeen NorthScottish National PartySeconded
Tom Brake04/12/2017Carshalton and WallingtonLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jim Shannon05/12/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jonathan Edwards05/12/2017Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Chris Stephens05/12/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle06/12/2017Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Chris Law06/12/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartySigned
Marie Rimmer06/12/2017St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Paul Flynn07/12/2017Newport WestLabourSigned
Hannah Bardell11/12/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
David Linden11/12/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry08/01/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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