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Human rights defenders in Turkey

EDM (Early Day Motion) 158: tabled on 11 February 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 37 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House is extremely concerned about the ongoing crackdown on civil society and essential freedoms in Turkey, specifically the prosecution of human rights defenders including Osman Kavala and the so-called Büyükada group of 11 activists including the honorary chair, ex-director and several members of Amnesty International Turkey as well as women’s rights and equality advocates; fears that some of Turkey's most prominent human rights defenders could be convicted despite no evidence of any wrongdoing; further notes that the allegations of links to an alleged terrorist group against the group of 11 human rights defenders have been proven baseless; and calls for their wholesale acquittal at the conclusion of their trial on 19 February.

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.

McCabe, Steve
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2020
Birmingham, Selly Oak
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 February 2020
Edinburgh West
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2020
Edinburgh North and Leith
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 12 February 2020
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 12 February 2020
Glasgow South West
Glindon, Mary
Labour
Signed on 12 February 2020
North Tyneside
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 February 2020
Paisley and Renfrewshire North
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 18 February 2020
Orkney and Shetland
Timms, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 19 February 2020
East Ham
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Gordon
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Livingston
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Ross, Skye and Lochaber
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Ochil and South Perthshire
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
East Renfrewshire
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Dundee West
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
Signed on 21 February 2020
Midlothian
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
Signed on 22 February 2020
Glasgow North West
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2020
East Dunbartonshire
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 February 2020
East Lothian
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Glasgow South
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and Strathspey
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Motherwell and Wishaw
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Falkirk
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Edinburgh East
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Glasgow North
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
Signed on 24 February 2020
Glasgow East
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 25 February 2020
Kilmarnock and Loudoun
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
Signed on 25 February 2020
Worthing West
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
Signed on 2 March 2020
Stirling
Corbyn, Jeremy
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2020
Islington North
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 15 September 2020
Brighton, Kemptown

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.