Early day motion 223

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SUSPENSION OF OPERATIONS OF THE AL-WEFAQ GROUP IN BAHRAIN

That this House is seriously concerned about the suspension in Bahrain of the operations of the main political opposition group, Al-Wefaq, and the freezing of its assets following a request to the Bahraini Courts from the Bahraini Ministry of Justice, which alleged the action was necessary to safeguard the security of the kingdom; is dismayed by the increase of the jail sentence of Al-Wefaq's leader, Sheikh Ali Salman, from four to nine years for matters relating to his right to peaceful expression, at appeal proceedings in May 2016; is worried about what appears to be a further crackdown on political opposition and civil society in Bahrain, with the arrest of Nabeel Rajab, the President of the Bahrain Centre for Human Rights and the departure of human rights defender Zainab Al Khawaja from the country after facing further threats from the government; deplores the continuing revocation of nationality of Bahraini citizens, rendering many of them stateless; fears that if the Government does not clearly and publicly express its disappointment and concern about these developments, the Bahraini government will continue further down the path of repression which could result in growing conflict, increasing radicalisation and, possibly, even further violence; and calls on the Government therefore to make a statement and to reconsider its technical co-operation programme with the Bahraini government.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Ahmed-Sheikh, Tasmina Scottish National Party Ochil and South Perthshire 04.07.2016
Benn, Hilary Labour Party Leeds Central 10.10.2016
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 19.07.2016
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 21.07.2016
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 18.07.2016
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 05.09.2016
Chapman, Douglas Scottish National Party Dunfermline and West Fife 05.09.2016
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 15.06.2016
Cooper, Julie Labour Party Burnley 19.07.2016
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 05.07.2016
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 28.06.2016
Davies, Geraint Labour Party Swansea West 10.10.2016
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 20.07.2016
Docherty, Martin Scottish National Party West Dunbartonshire 28.06.2016
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 15.06.2016
Ferrier, Margaret Scottish National Party Rutherglen and Hamilton West 27.06.2016
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 29.06.2016
Gibson, Patricia Scottish National Party North Ayrshire and Arran 18.07.2016
Goodman, Helen Labour Party Bishop Auckland 05.09.2016
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 05.09.2016
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 29.06.2016
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 27.06.2016
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 27.06.2016
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 28.06.2016
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 29.06.2016
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 27.06.2016
McLaughlin, Anne Scottish National Party Glasgow North East 21.07.2016
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 28.06.2016
Monaghan, Paul Scottish National Party Caithness Sutherland and Easter Ross 28.06.2016
Nicolson, John Scottish National Party East Dunbartonshire 28.06.2016
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 19.07.2016
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 20.06.2016
Robertson, Angus Scottish National Party Moray 19.07.2016
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 28.06.2016
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 20.07.2016
Slaughter, Andy Labour Party Hammersmith 20.07.2016
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 28.06.2016