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GLOBAL APPEAL TO HELP AVERT ASSASSINATION OF IRAQI UNION LEADER

EDM (Early Day Motion) 978: tabled on 22 March 2005

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 38 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 supports the Labour Friends of Iraq global appeal, which has been supported by numerous rank and file trade unionists and others across the world, to publicise the severe threat to the life of Nozad Ismail, the President of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions in Kirkuk, who has twice escaped assassins and who receives regular death threats; believes that the self-styled resistance in Iraq is deliberately targeting the leadership of the Iraqi labour movement and, therefore, the prospects for a united, secular and democratic Iraq, as was exemplified when Hadi Saleh, the International Secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU) was tortured and strangled before his house was ransacked for his comrades' contact details, when Ali Hassan Abd of the IFTU's Oil and Gas Union, was gunned down in front of his children, and when Ahmed Adris Abbas of the Transport and Communication Workers Union was also assassinated in Baghdad; and appeals for the widest possible support for the Labour Friends of Iraq initiative not only from supporters of the British Labour movement but from anyone with an interest in nurturing Iraqi democracy.

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.

Colman, Mr Tony
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Putney
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Islington North
Cryer, Mrs Ann
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Keighley
Dismore, Mr Andrew
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Hendon
Dowd, Jim
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Lewisham West
Ellman, Mrs Louise
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Liverpool, Riverside
Ennis, Jeff
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Barnsley East and Mexborough
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Newport West
Francis, Dr Hywel
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Aberavon
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Ilford South
Griffiths, Mr Win
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Bridgend
Hamilton, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Midlothian
Hancock, Mr Mike
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 4 April 2005
Portsmouth South
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Luton North
Iddon, Dr Brian
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Bolton South East
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Hampstead and Highgate
Jones, Lynne
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Lepper, David
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Brighton, Pavilion
MacDonald, Dr Calum
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
Western Isles
Mann, John
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Bassetlaw
Marris, Rob
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Wolverhampton South West
McNamara, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 22 March 2005
Kingston upon Hull North
Morgan, Julie
Labour
Signed on 24 March 2005
Cardiff North
Osborne, Sandra
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Ayr
Rapson, Syd
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Portsmouth North
Ross, Mr Ernie
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Dundee West
Simpson, Alan
Labour
Signed on 6 April 2005
Nottingham South
Taylor, David
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
North West Leicestershire
Todd, Mr Mark
Labour
Signed on 5 April 2005
South Derbyshire
Vis, Dr Rudi
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Finchley and Golders Green
Wareing, Mr Robert N.
Labour
Signed on 23 March 2005
Liverpool, West Derby
Worthington, Tony
Labour
Signed on 4 April 2005
Clydebank and Milngavie

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.