Early day motion 1081

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That this House notes the ongoing deterioration of the human rights situation in Bahrain as observed by multiple international human rights organisations, most recently Human Rights Watch in its 2014 World Report; is concerned by the continued culture of impunity and failure of the Bahraini government to hold individuals accountable for torture, extrajudicial killing and other abuses; believes that the Bahraini government has failed to implement the recommendations of the Bahrain Independent Commission of Inquiry and that this, along with the continued imprisonment of 13 high-profile activists who are serving long-term sentences for making peaceful calls for reform, undermines the chances of a political solution; further notes the recommendations of the recent report by the Foreign Affairs Committee (Fifth Report of Session 2013-14, The UK's Relations with Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, HC 88), in particular the recommendation in paragraph 214 of that report that Bahrain should be designated as a country of concern, if there is no significant progress by the start of 2014; further believes that this progress has not been made; and urges the Government to designate Bahrain as a country of concern and to make strong representations to the Bahraini government to end its human rights abuses, hold individual human rights offenders accountable and release all prisoners serving sentences that relate to their exercising their rights to free expression and association.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Abbott, Diane Labour Party Hackney North and Stoke Newington 24.02.2014
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 26.02.2014
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 25.02.2014
Clark, Katy Labour Party North Ayrshire and Arran 12.02.2014
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 24.02.2014
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 13.03.2014
Dobson, Frank Labour Party Holborn and St Pancras 19.03.2014
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 12.02.2014
Edwards, Jonathan Plaid Cymru Carmarthen East and Dinefwr 24.02.2014
Galloway, George Respect Bradford West 01.04.2014
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 11.03.2014
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 04.03.2014
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 24.02.2014
Huppert, Julian Liberal Democrats Cambridge 03.03.2014
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 13.02.2014
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 27.02.2014
Long, Naomi Alliance Party Belfast East 26.02.2014
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 10.03.2014
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 27.02.2014
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 24.02.2014
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 26.02.2014
Ritchie, Margaret Social Democratic and Labour Party South Down 12.02.2014
Ruddock, Joan Labour Party Lewisham Deptford 10.04.2014
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 13.02.2014
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 24.02.2014
Teather, Sarah Liberal Democrats Brent Central 26.03.2014
Ward, David Liberal Democrats Bradford East 24.02.2014
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 04.03.2014
Williams, Roger Liberal Democrats Brecon and Radnorshire 28.04.2014