Early day motion 801

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That this House notes with alarm the detention of Qatari poet Mohammed al-Ajami for `insulting' the Emir of Qatar; further notes that al-Ajami was held in solitary confinement and has been charged with inciting to overthrow the ruling system, thus bringing into question the right of freedom of speech; further notes that the punishment he has received is life imprisonment; calls on the Government to make urgent representations to the government of Qatar concerning such extreme censoring of its citizens; and asks for his immediate release.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 30.11.2012
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 05.12.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 04.12.2012
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 30.11.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 30.11.2012
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 05.12.2012
Cunningham, Alex Labour Party Stockton North 30.11.2012
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 04.12.2012
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 06.12.2012
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 03.12.2012
George, Andrew Liberal Democrats St Ives 30.11.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 30.11.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 05.12.2012
Hemming, John Liberal Democrats Birmingham Yardley 30.11.2012
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 30.11.2012
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 05.12.2012
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 13.12.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 30.11.2012
Meacher, Michael Labour Party Oldham West and Royton 30.11.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 03.12.2012
Riordan, Linda Labour Party Halifax 30.11.2012
Rogerson, Dan Liberal Democrats North Cornwall 04.12.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 30.11.2012
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 03.12.2012
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 30.11.2012
Weir, Mike Scottish National Party Angus 30.11.2012
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 05.12.2012