Human Rights Issues: Motions

I move:

That Seanad Éireann calls on the Islamic Republic of Iran to spare the life of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani and requests the Minister for Foreign Affairs to convey to the Islamic Republic of Iran the opposition of the Irish people to all forms of capital punishment.

I second the motion.

Question put and agreed to.

I move:

That Seanad Éireann, noting the attempts to introduce new or enforce existing anti gay legislation in certain African States, particularly in recent months Uganda and Malawi, condemns all policies and legislation which discriminate against citizens in respect of their sexual orientation, and urges the Government to communicate this attitude to those states involved.

I second the motion.

Question put and agreed to.