Early day motion 201

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USE OF THE DEATH PENALTY IN SAUDI ARABIA - withdrawn

That this House is extremely alarmed by recent executions in Saudi Arabia and reports that further executions, possibly followed by crucifixion, may take place soon; notes with considerable concern assertions made by human rights organisations that many on death row have been tortured or otherwise coerced into signing confessions and denied many fair trial guarantees, and that some have been sentenced to death for alleged activity that should not even be considered criminal, such as participating in demonstrations; is appalled that those who were juveniles at the time of their alleged crimes are facing the death penalty, in contravention of international law; further notes also that the death penalty sadly continues to be in use, and misused, in many other countries, including Iran where prisoners convicted of petty drugs offences continue to be executed; asks the Saudi Government to quash its death sentences and establish an official moratorium on executions immediately; and calls on the Government to make representations to the Saudi Government to end its use of the death penalty and to bring its judicial system in line with international standards as a matter of urgency.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 17.07.2017
Brake, Tom Liberal Democrats Carshalton and Wallington 17.07.2017
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 17.07.2017
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 17.07.2017
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 17.07.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 17.07.2017
George, Ruth Labour Party High Peak 17.07.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 17.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 17.07.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 17.07.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 18.07.2017