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PUBLIC FLOGGING OF RAIF BADAWI IN SAUDI ARABIA

That this House condemns the sentence of public flogging, a fine and a 10 year prison sentence imposed on Raif Badawi in Saudi Arabia for freely expressing his views on the internet; is dismayed that he was given 50 lashes on 9 January 2015 in Jeddah; understands that despite postponement on medical grounds, Saudi authorities intend to carry out further flogging each week until he has received 1,000 lashes; strongly supports his right to freedom of expression; is appalled by the use of corporal punishment in Saudi Arabia and elsewhere; notes with concern Saudi Arabia's practice of holding prisoners of conscience; calls on the UK Government to take stronger action to ensure that this barbaric punishment is stopped immediately; and further calls on it also to work with its international partners to encourage the Saudi authorities to overturn his conviction and ensure his release.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Anderson, David Labour Party Blaydon 27.01.2015
Bayley, Hugh Labour Party York Central 22.01.2015
Blunt, Crispin Conservative Party Reigate 03.02.2015
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 21.01.2015
Campbell, Ronnie Labour Party Blyth Valley 28.01.2015
Clwyd, Ann Labour Party Cynon Valley 21.01.2015
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 21.01.2015
Dodds, Nigel Democratic Unionist Party Belfast North 28.01.2015
Durkan, Mark Social Democratic and Labour Party Foyle 21.01.2015
Farrelly, Paul Labour Party Newcastle-under-Lyme 21.01.2015
Flynn, Paul Labour Party Newport West 22.01.2015
Gapes, Mike Labour Party Ilford South 28.01.2015
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 22.01.2015
Godsiff, Roger Labour Party Birmingham Hall Green 26.01.2015
Hancock, Mike INDEPENDENT Portsmouth South 26.01.2015
Hood, Jim Labour Party Lanark and Hamilton East 26.01.2015
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 26.01.2015
Jackson, Glenda Labour Party Hampstead and Kilburn 22.01.2015
Lavery, Ian Labour Party Wansbeck 22.01.2015
Lazarowicz, Mark Labour Party Edinburgh North and Leith 22.01.2015
Leech, John Liberal Democrats Manchester Withington 22.01.2015
Lewis, Julian Conservative Party New Forest East 22.01.2015
Llwyd, Elfyn Plaid Cymru Dwyfor Meirionnydd 29.01.2015
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 28.01.2015
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 28.01.2015
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 21.01.2015
McInnes, Liz Labour Party Heywood and Middleton 22.01.2015
Morris, Grahame M Labour Party Easington 28.01.2015
Mulholland, Greg Liberal Democrats Leeds North West 28.01.2015
Osborne, Sandra Labour Party Ayr Carrick and Cumnock 21.01.2015
Ruane, Chris Labour Party Vale of Clwyd 03.02.2015
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 21.01.2015
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 22.01.2015
Skinner, Dennis Labour Party Bolsover 27.01.2015
Smith, Robert Liberal Democrats West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine 26.01.2015
Stunell, Andrew Liberal Democrats Hazel Grove 05.02.2015
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 29.01.2015
Williams, Mark Liberal Democrats Ceredigion 04.02.2015
Winnick, David Labour Party Walsall North 02.02.2015
Wright, David Labour Party Telford 28.01.2015