House of Commons
HUMAN RIGHTS IN TURKEY
EDM #546
Tabled 15 November 2017
2017-19 Session
That this House is extremely concerned about the ongoing crackdown on civil society and essential freedoms, specifically on human rights defenders, in Turkey, including the recent arrests of Amnesty International Turkey Chair, Taner Kilic, and Amnesty International Turkey Director, ldil Eser, along with nine other human rights defenders, also known as the Istanbul 10; fears that these arrests are politically motivated actions aimed at silencing the work of some of Turkey's most prominent human rights defenders given that the indictment fails to provide evidence to substantiate the charges it contains; notes that the 11 activists are accused of membership of a variety of armed terrorist organisations which carries a jail term of up to 15 years; further notes that these arrests are occurring within a context of a crackdown on human rights by the Turkish Government since the failed coup attempt in July 2016, which has seen thousands of detentions, arrests, the dismissal of journalists and shutting down of media outlets; and calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Taner Kilic from pre-trial detention as well all charges to be dropped against ldil Eser, Taner Kilic and all human rights defenders imprisoned in Turkey in connection with their work.

Signatures (43)

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.
Antoniazzi, Tonia
Labour
15 November 2017
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Benn, Hilary
Labour
16 November 2017
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Cameron, Dr Lisa
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Carden, Dan
Labour
23 November 2017
Day, Martyn
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
16 November 2017
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
16 November 2017
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
15 November 2017
Glindon, Mary
Labour
27 November 2017
Harman, Ms Harriet
Labour
20 December 2017
Hayes, Helen
Labour
15 November 2017
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
08 January 2018
Hermon, Lady
Independent
16 November 2017
Hill, Mike
Labour
20 November 2017
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 November 2017
Lewis, Clive
Labour
15 November 2017
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
27 November 2017
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
15 November 2017
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
20 November 2017
Mearns, Ian
Labour
15 November 2017
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
15 November 2017
Morris, Grahame
Labour
23 November 2017
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
21 November 2017
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
20 November 2017
Ryan, Joan
Labour
15 November 2017
Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
21 November 2017
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
16 November 2017
Skinner, Mr Dennis
Labour
16 November 2017
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
15 November 2017
Spellar, John
Labour
05 December 2017
Stevens, Jo
Labour
21 November 2017
Streeting, Wes
Labour
20 November 2017
Swinson, Jo
Liberal Democrat
16 November 2017
Walker, Thelma
Labour
22 November 2017
These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.