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KURDISH HUNGER STRIKES IN TURKEY

EDM (Early Day Motion) 2060: tabled on 06 February 2019

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House expresses its deep concern for the welfare of around 250 Kurdish prisoners in Turkey, who have begun an indefinite hunger strikes in protest against the prison conditions of imprisoned Kurdish leader Abdullah Öcalan; notes that some protestors, including Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) deputy Leyla Guven, have now entered their third month of continuous strike; further notes that thousands joined a rally in Istanbul on 3 February 2019 in support of the hunger strikers; recognises that, by depriving Öcalan of visits from lawyers and family and keeping him in isolation, Turkey violates not only international conventions on human rights but its own constitution; and calls on the UK Government to make representations to the Turkish Government to end the imprisonment in isolation of Öcalan and their ongoing persecution of Kurdish politicians.

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.

Saville Roberts, Liz
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 February 2019
Dwyfor Meirionnydd
Edwards, Jonathan
Plaid Cymru
Signed on 12 February 2019
Carmarthen East and Dinefwr
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2019
Glasgow South West
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
St Helens South and Whiston
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
Blyth Valley
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 13 February 2019
Luton North
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 13 February 2019
Brighton, Kemptown
Gibson, Patricia
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2019
North Ayrshire and Arran
Hermon, Lady
Independent
Signed on 14 February 2019
North Down
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 14 February 2019
Easington
Gethins, Stephen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 14 February 2019
North East Fife
George, Ruth
Labour
Signed on 15 February 2019
High Peak
Docherty-Hughes, Martin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 February 2019
West Dunbartonshire
Marsden, Gordon
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2019
Blackpool South
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2019
North Tyneside
Western, Matt
Labour
Signed on 21 February 2019
Warwick and Leamington
Jones, Graham P
Labour
Signed on 27 February 2019
Hyndburn
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 11 March 2019
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Chapman, Douglas
Scottish National Party
Signed on 18 March 2019
Dunfermline and West Fife
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 April 2019
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
MacNeil, Angus Brendan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 7 May 2019
Na h-Eileanan an Iar
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 16 May 2019
Brighton, Pavilion

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.