Early day motion 37

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ONGOING IMPRISONMENT OF RAIF BADAWI

That this House recognises the unjust arrest of Raif Badawi on 17 June 2014 and his subsequent imprisonment in Saudi Arabia for championing free speech and freedom of expression; notes that he is now beginning his 5th year of a 10-year prison sentence; further notes that Mr Badawi is also facing a 10-year travel ban and a 10-year ban from participating in visual, electronic and written media after his release; further recognises the wrongful arrest and imprisonment of Mr Badawi's lawyer, Waleed Abu aI-Khair, who is also serving a 15-year sentence for his human rights activism; is concerned at the punishment and inhumane treatment that Mr Badawi and Mr Abu aI-Khair have been subjected to; continues to strongly support his right to freedom of expression and that of all Saudi Arabian citizens; calls on the Government to press King Salman bin Abdulaziz to release Raif Badawi and Waleed Abu aI-Khair from prison so that they may be reunited with their families; and urges the Government to challenge and condemn Saudi Arabia's concerning record on press freedom.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bardell, Hannah Scottish National Party Livingston 22.06.2017
Brown, Alan Scottish National Party Kilmarnock and Loudoun 04.07.2017
Carmichael, Alistair Liberal Democrats Orkney and Shetland 10.07.2017
Cherry, Joanna Scottish National Party Edinburgh South West 13.07.2017
Cowan, Ronnie Scottish National Party Inverclyde 22.06.2017
Crawley, Angela Scottish National Party Lanark and Hamilton East 29.06.2017
Cunningham, Jim Labour Party Coventry South 26.06.2017
Day, Martyn Scottish National Party Linlithgow and East Falkirk 26.06.2017
Drew, David Labour Party Stroud 26.06.2017
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 26.06.2017
Gethins, Stephen Scottish National Party North East Fife 06.07.2017
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 28.06.2017
Grady, Patrick Scottish National Party Glasgow North 27.06.2017
Grant, Peter Scottish National Party Glenrothes 04.07.2017
Gray, Neil Scottish National Party Airdrie and Shotts 04.07.2017
Hendry, Drew Scottish National Party Inverness Nairn Badenoch and Strathspey 04.07.2017
Hermon, Lady INDEPENDENT North Down 29.06.2017
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 22.06.2017
Law, Chris Scottish National Party Dundee West 22.06.2017
Lewis, Clive Labour Party Norwich South 29.06.2017
Linden, David Scottish National Party Glasgow East 22.06.2017
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 26.06.2017
MacNeil, Angus Scottish National Party Na h-Eileanan an Iar 03.07.2017
McDonald, Stewart Scottish National Party Glasgow South 21.06.2017
McDonald, Stuart Scottish National Party Cumbernauld Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch East 26.06.2017
McNally, John Scottish National Party Falkirk 26.06.2017
Monaghan, Carol Scottish National Party Glasgow North West 27.06.2017
Murray, Ian Labour Party Edinburgh South 02.11.2017
O'Hara, Brendan Scottish National Party Argyll and Bute 27.06.2017
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.06.2017
Sheppard, Tommy Scottish National Party Edinburgh East 22.06.2017
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 27.06.2017
Stephens, Christopher Scottish National Party Glasgow South West 22.06.2017
Streeting, Wes Labour Party Ilford North 22.06.2017
Thewliss, Alison Scottish National Party Glasgow Central 26.06.2017
Whitford, Philippa Scottish National Party Central Ayrshire 26.06.2017
Wishart, Pete Scottish National Party Perth and North Perthshire 22.06.2017