Early day motion 2756

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BAHRAIN

That this House notes the Report of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry published last December which found that excessive force was used by the Bahraini authorities in clamping down on the peaceful protesters demanding democratic reform last year with no evidence that Iran was involved in the unrest; acknowledges that King Hamad Al Khalifa welcomed the report; is concerned that there is abundant evidence of the continual violation of human rights in Bahrain; condemns the imprisonment of medics, teachers and the Bahrain Teachers' Association President, Mahdi Abu Dheeb, the sacking of thousands of teachers and the serious charges being pressed on the President of theBahrain Nursing Society, Mrs Al Saffar; further notes that the UK's long standing economic and political links to Bahrain means that the Foreign Secretary is uniquely placed to point out to theBahrain Ambassador, as well as to the King of Bahrain, that rejection of the report's findings is unacceptable to the UK; urges the Foreign Secretary to make the strongest possible representation to the Bahrain regime that the medics and teachers and other political prisoners, be released; and further urges the King of Bahrain to back a rapid process of political reform.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 28.02.2012
Clarke, Tom Labour Party Coatbridge Chryston and Bellshill 28.02.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.02.2012
Crausby, David Labour Party Bolton North East 28.02.2012
Dobbin, Jim Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 27.02.2012
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 23.02.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 23.02.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.03.2012
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 01.03.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 27.02.2012
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 27.02.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 23.02.2012
Lloyd, Tony Labour Party Manchester Central 23.02.2012
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 29.02.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 28.02.2012
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 01.03.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 29.02.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 23.02.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 28.02.2012
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Hammersmith 23.02.2012