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Korean President's Visit: Repeal of National Security Law

EDM number 83 in 1989-90, proposed by John Battle on 27/11/1989.

That this House, noting President Roh Tae Woo's visit to the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Hungary as another step towards easing tensions between East and West as well as North and South Korea, and noting the promises made by President Roh in 1987 and 1988 that his government would establish an elected and civilian system of government, end torture and political imprisonment and guarantee freedom of speech, is gravely concerned at new reports of torture and evidence that more people are being detained now than under the previous government of Chun Doo Hivan; and calls on President Roh Tae Woo to repeal the National Security Law which has been widely used since 1948 to suppress political activities that should be perfectly legitimate in a democratic society.

This motion has been signed by a total of 50 MPs.

John Battle27/11/1989Leeds WestProposed
George Howarth27/11/1989Knowsley NorthSigned
Alan Wynne Williams27/11/1989CarmarthenSigned
Ann Taylor27/11/1989DewsburySigned
Gerry Steinberg27/11/1989Durham, City ofSigned
Paul Flynn27/11/1989Newport WestSigned
Derek Fatchett27/11/1989Leeds CentralSigned
Ron Davies27/11/1989CaerphillySigned
Jim Cousins27/11/1989Newcastle upon Tyne CentralSigned
Nick Brown27/11/1989Newcastle upon Tyne EastSigned
Chris Mullin27/11/1989Sunderland SouthSigned
Elliot Morley27/11/1989Glanford and ScunthorpeSigned
Alice Mahon27/11/1989HalifaxSigned
Martyn Jones27/11/1989Clwyd South WestSigned
Norman Godman28/11/1989Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie28/11/1989Glasgow, PollokSigned
Terry Davis28/11/1989Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
John Cummings28/11/1989EasingtonSigned
Ronnie Campbell28/11/1989Blyth ValleySigned
Keith Bradley28/11/1989Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Bill Michie28/11/1989Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Ian McCartney28/11/1989MakerfieldSigned
John McAllion28/11/1989Dundee EastSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones28/11/1989Ynys MSigned
David Hinchliffe28/11/1989WakefieldSigned
Ernie Ross28/11/1989Dundee WestSigned
Martin Redmond28/11/1989Don ValleySigned
Robert Parry28/11/1989Liverpool, RiversideSigned
William McKelvey28/11/1989Kilmarnock & LoudounSigned
Mike Watson29/11/1989Glasgow CentralSigned
Keith Vaz29/11/1989Leicester EastSigned
Win Griffiths29/11/1989BridgendSigned
Bob Cryer29/11/1989Bradford SouthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn29/11/1989Islington NorthSigned
Peter Hardy29/11/1989WentworthSigned
John Evans29/11/1989St Helens NorthSigned
Chris Smith30/11/1989Islington South & FinsburySigned
Roland Boyes30/11/1989Houghton and WashingtonSigned
George Galloway30/11/1989Glasgow HillheadSigned
Tommy Graham30/11/1989Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Paul Boateng01/12/1989Brent SouthSigned
Eric Illsley04/12/1989Barnsley CentralSigned
Frank Cook05/12/1989Stockton NorthSigned
James Wray05/12/1989Glasgow ProvanSigned
Tony Lloyd06/12/1989StretfordSigned
Max Madden07/12/1989Bradford WestSigned
Doug Hoyle07/12/1989Warrington NorthSigned
Harry Cohen07/12/1989LeytonSigned
Alex Carlile12/12/1989MontgomerySigned
Peter Pike14/12/1989BurnleySigned

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