Early day motion 718

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HUMAN RIGHTS IN AZERBAIJAN

That this House condemns the widespread human rights abuses carried out by authorities in Azerbaijan, which have escalated with the recent spate of politically motivated arrests of independent journalists and human rights defenders; calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Khadija Ismayilova, Leyla Yunus, Intigam Aliyev, Rasul Jafarov, Anar Mammadli and other political prisoners in the country; is appalled by reports of mistreatment and torture of some of these prisoners, in particular Leyla Yunus; notes that these arrests have taken place in the context of a broader crackdown, as the authorities have worked to systematically eliminate criticism and dissent; is further concerned by the closing down of Radio Free Europe's offices in Baku; further notes the strong statement made by the UK Government in response to these arrests; and calls on the UK Government to make further representations about these and related matters.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 27.01.2015
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 21.01.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 28.01.2015
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 21.01.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 23.01.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 21.01.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.01.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.01.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 26.01.2015
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 28.01.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.01.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 22.01.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.01.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 29.01.2015
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 28.01.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 21.01.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 22.01.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 28.01.2015
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 21.01.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.01.2015
Simpson, David Democratic Unionist Party Upper Bann 27.01.2015
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 05.02.2015
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 28.01.2015
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 04.02.2015
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 28.01.2015