House of Commons
HUNGER STRIKE BY LEYLA GÜVEN MP
EDM #1959
Tabled 09 January 2019
2017-19 Session
That this House is concerned that the hunger strike in Turkey by Leyla Güven MP of the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) has reached its third month and that she is in a critical condition; notes that her protest has inspired others to hunger strike, including Ilhan Sis in Newport, South Wales, UK who is now on an indefinite hunger strike, and that 156 other Kurds held in Turkish prisons are now also on indefinite hunger strikes; is further concerned for the welfare of those hunger strikers following reports that they have not been given sufficient water or vitamin supplements; expresses regret that the central demand for the end of the cruel isolation imposed on Abdullah Öcalan, the Kurdish leader, and the persecution of the Kurdish people in Turkey has gone unheard; and believes that urgent dialogue on this issue is necessary for these hunger strikes to end and for a tragedy to be avoided.

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Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
10 January 2019
Lake, Ben
Plaid Cymru
10 January 2019
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
11 January 2019
Stevens, Jo
Labour
11 January 2019
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
14 January 2019
O'Hara, Brendan
Scottish National Party
14 January 2019
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
14 January 2019
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
14 January 2019
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
14 January 2019
Evans, Chris
Labour
15 January 2019
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
15 January 2019
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
15 January 2019
Cowan, Ronnie
Scottish National Party
15 January 2019
Jones, Graham P
Labour
15 January 2019
Cherry, Joanna
Scottish National Party
15 January 2019
Vaz, Keith
Labour
15 January 2019
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
15 January 2019
Morris, Grahame
Labour
16 January 2019
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
16 January 2019
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
16 January 2019
Hermon, Lady
Independent
16 January 2019
Godsiff, Mr Roger
Labour
17 January 2019
Crawley, Angela
Scottish National Party
17 January 2019
George, Ruth
Labour
17 January 2019
Glindon, Mary
Labour
17 January 2019
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
17 January 2019
Zeichner, Daniel
Labour
22 January 2019
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
22 January 2019
Osamor, Kate
Labour
22 January 2019
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
24 January 2019
Morden, Jessica
Labour
29 January 2019
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
31 January 2019
Wishart, Pete
Scottish National Party
01 February 2019
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
04 February 2019
Williams, Hywel
Plaid Cymru
05 February 2019
Hosie, Stewart
Scottish National Party
13 February 2019
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
14 February 2019
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