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CHRISTIANS IN THE KURDISTAN REGION IN IRAQ

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1212: tabled on 30 March 2010

Tabled in the 2009-10 session.

This motion has been signed by 19 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 notes that the Kurdistan Region President Barzani has condemned every killing or targeting of Christians and that he has offered Christian students in Mosul places in universities in Kurdistan so that they can complete their studies; concurs with the recent statement from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, following two delegations which focused on this issue and which met leading Christians in the Region, that commended the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) for its generosity in welcoming Christians and protecting their position; further notes that many Christians in Iraq have fled to the Kurdistan Region where Christians are valued, with the KRG financing the rebuilding of Christian villages and churches, providing financial support for some 11,000 Christian families displaced because of violence in the south, official support for armed Christian guards in some rural communities, special and generous representation of minorities in parliament and governorate councils, an additional 5,000 housing units in 100 Christian villages in the Dohuk province, the provision since 1998 of 62 Syriac and Armenian primary secondary schools with 7,000 pupils and 10 secondary schools as well as a planned Syriac department of the University of Dohuk; and believes that claims of KRG involvement in the killing and displacement of Christians in Mosul in 2008 have been credibly refuted by the International Crisis Group and Human Rights Watch.

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.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.