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HUMAN RIGHTS IN TURKEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 957: tabled on 21 February 2017

Tabled in the 2016-17 session.

This motion has been signed by 39 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 remains gravely concerned at the continuing human rights abuses in Turkey following the Government’s agreement to sell fighter jets to Turkey in January 2017; urges the Turkish Government to end the internment of political opponents many of whom had condemned the coup attempt; is deeply concerned by the arrest of 1,478 democratically elected Kurdish politicians, including 78 mayors, since July 2016, and by the imprisonment of 12 Members of Parliament in Turkey who belong to a legitimate, democratic, political party, namely the HDP (Peoples Democratic Party); is further gravely concerned by the sentences of 142 years and 83 years respectively being sought by prosecutors for the HDP co-chairs Selahattin Demirtas and Figen Yüksekdag; and calls on the UK Government and the Council of Europe to make representations to the Turkish Government for the release of HDP MPs and other political prisoners, expressing deep concern about the suspension of provisions within the European Convention on Human Rights.

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.

Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 6 March 2017
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
East Kilbride, Strathaven and Lesmahagow
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Coventry South
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Linlithgow and East Falkirk
Donaldson, Stuart Blair
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 1 March 2017
Foyle
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 22 February 2017
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Motherwell and Wishaw
Ferrier, Margaret
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Rutherglen and Hamilton West
Flynn, Paul
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Newport West
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Glasgow North
Gray, Neil
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Airdrie and Shotts
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Hopkins, Kelvin
Labour
Signed on 28 February 2017
Luton North
Kerevan, George
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
East Lothian
Lammy, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Tottenham
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Dundee West
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Glasgow South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Belfast South
McLaughlin, Anne
Scottish National Party
Signed on 27 February 2017
Glasgow North East
Meale, Sir Alan
Labour
Signed on 22 February 2017
Mansfield
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Glasgow North West
Monaghan, Dr Paul
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Caithness, Sutherland and Easter Ross
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2017
Argyll and Bute
Ryan, Joan
Labour
Signed on 1 March 2017
Enfield North
Salmond, Alex
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Gordon
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 1 March 2017
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Strangford
Sharma, Mr Virendra
Labour
Signed on 23 February 2017
Ealing, Southall
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2017
Glasgow South West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2017
Midlothian
Weir, Mike
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2017
Angus

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.