House of Commons
Human rights defenders in Turkey
EDM #158
Tabled 11 February 2020
2019-21 Session
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.

Signatures (35)

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
12 February 2020
Jardine, Christine
Liberal Democrat
12 February 2020
Brock, Deidre
Scottish National Party
12 February 2020
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
12 February 2020
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
12 February 2020
Glindon, Mary
Labour
12 February 2020
Newlands, Gavin
Scottish National Party
13 February 2020
Carmichael, Mr Alistair
Liberal Democrat
18 February 2020
Timms, Stephen
Labour
19 February 2020
Thomson, Richard
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Bardell, Hannah
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Blackford, Ian
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Nicolson, John
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Oswald, Kirsten
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Thompson, Owen
Scottish National Party
21 February 2020
Monaghan, Carol
Scottish National Party
22 February 2020
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
23 February 2020
MacAskill, Kenny
Scottish National Party
23 February 2020
McDonald, Stewart Malcolm
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Hendry, Drew
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Fellows, Marion
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
McNally, John
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Sheppard, Tommy
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Grady, Patrick
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Linden, David
Scottish National Party
24 February 2020
Brown, Alan
Scottish National Party
25 February 2020
Bottomley, Sir Peter
Conservative
25 February 2020
Smith, Alyn
Scottish National Party
02 March 2020
There are no withdrawn signatures for this Motion