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Repression In Iraq

EDM number 1166 in 1990-91, proposed by DN Campbell-Savours on 19/07/1991.

That this House notes that the honourable Member for Workington was informed by a Kurdish leader on the morning of Friday 19th July that the killing of Iraqi civilians had begun once again in earnest; notes that in Arbil, on the evening of Wednesday 17th July a peaceful Kurdish demonstration calling for the withdrawal of the feared Iraqi army was randomly fired on by Iraqi security forces who later used heavy artillery to shell residential areas of the city, killing two and injuring at least 50 Kurds; notes information that in Sulaymannyah, on Tuesday 18th July, two Kurds were killed and six injured and that a Kurdish liaison officer's car was attacked approaching a prearranged meeting at the local Iraqi army headquarters, and that the incident led to serious disturbances, involving more than 1,000 Iraqi soldiers and a number of tanks; notes that demonstrations were repressed in Zarayan, Arbaat, New Halabaja and Chamchamal; also notes reports that the Special UN Envoy to Iraq, Prince Sadruddin Agha Khan, has protested to Iraq's foreign minister about the aggressive deployment of Iraqi army units in areas designated for the distribution of UN aid in southern Iraq; condemns this new intense wave of repression against the civilian population in Iraq, in clear breach of United Nations Security Council Resolution 688; and calls for its immediate investigation, the submission of all evidence to the Security Council and the Rapid Reaction Force to be put on full alert.

This motion has been signed by a total of 8 MPs.

Dale Campbell-Savours19/07/1991WorkingtonProposed
James Wray23/07/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Robert Parry24/07/1991Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Tom Cox24/07/1991TootingSigned
John Cummings24/07/1991EasingtonSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie24/07/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Win Griffiths24/07/1991BridgendSigned
Harry Barnes24/07/1991North East DerbyshireSigned

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