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RETRIAL VERDICT AGAINST LEYLA ZANA AND FELLOW MPS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1052: tabled on 26 April 2004

Tabled in the 2003-04 session.

This motion has been signed by 65 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House is appalled by the verdict handed down on 21st April by the Turkish court in the retrial of Nobel Prize nominee Leyla Zana and three other former Turkish MPs of Kurdish origin, which confirmed a 1994 prison sentence of 15 years for taking their parliamentary oath in Kurdish and alleged links with Kurdish guerrillas; recalls that the retrial had been allowed after the European Court of Human Rights ruled in 2001 that the initial trial against the four had been unfair, and under democracy reforms adopted by the Turkish Government; trusts that, following a retrial denounced as unfair by the defendants' lawyer and international observers, every legal means is taken to ensure that the defendants are released and their names cleared; and calls upon the British Government and the international community to continue raising her case and that of her colleagues.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Bradley, Mr Keith
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Manchester, Withington
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 26 April 2004
Carshalton and Wallington
Burden, Richard
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Birmingham, Northfield
Calton, Mrs Patsy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 11 May 2004
Cheadle
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Blyth Valley
Caton, Mr Martin
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Gower
Clapham, Mr Michael
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Barnsley West and Penistone
Clarke, Mr Tom
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Coatbridge and Chryston
Cohen, Harry
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Leyton and Wanstead
Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Islington North
Cox, Tom
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2004
Tooting
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Keighley
Davey, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Bristol West
Doughty, Sue
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2004
Guildford
Drew, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Stroud
Edwards, Mr Huw
Labour
Signed on 27 April 2004
Monmouth
Efford, Clive
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Eltham
Etherington, Bill
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2004
Sunderland North
Ewing, Annabelle
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 July 2004
Perth
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2004
St Ives
Gerrard, Mr Neil
Labour
Signed on 30 April 2004
Walthamstow
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2004
Bridgend
Holmes, Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 29 April 2004
Chesterfield
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Luton North
Hughes, Simon
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2004
North Southwark and Bermondsey
Illsley, Mr Eric
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2004
Barnsley Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Hampstead and Highgate
Jackson, Helen
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Sheffield, Hillsborough
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jones, Mr Martyn
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Clwyd South
Jones, Mr Nigel
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 April 2004
Cheltenham
Keetch, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 5 May 2004
Hereford
Llwyd, Mr Elfyn
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 6 May 2004
Meirionnydd Nant Conwy
Mackinlay, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Thurrock
Mahon, Alice
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Halifax
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Wolverhampton South West
Marsden, Mr Paul
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 28 April 2004
Shrewsbury and Atcham
McDonagh, Siobhain
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Mitcham and Morden
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Cardiff North
O'Hara, Mr Edward
Labour
Signed on 13 May 2004
Knowsley South
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Ynys Môn
Pope, Mr Greg
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Hyndburn
Price, Adam
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 5 May 2004
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Salmond, Mr Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 June 2004
Banff and Buchan
Savidge, Mr Malcolm
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Aberdeen North
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 29 April 2004
Nottingham South
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Bolsover
Smyth, The Rev Martin
Ulster Unionist Party
Signed on 27 April 2004
Belfast South
Soley, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 26 April 2004
Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
Spink, Bob
Conservative
Signed on 26 April 2004
Castle Point
Thomas, Mr Simon
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 28 April 2004
Ceredigion
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 4 May 2004
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 28 April 2004
Liverpool, West Derby
Weir, Mr Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 28 April 2004
Angus
Williams, Mrs Betty
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2004
Conwy
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 27 April 2004
Caernarfon
Wyatt, Derek
Labour
Signed on 5 May 2004
Sittingbourne and Sheppey

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.