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Human Rights In Turkey

EDM number 145 in 1990-91, proposed by Mark Fisher on 30/11/1990.

That this House welcomes the signing and ratifying of international human rights treaties by Turkey and the announcement in September 1989 of draft amendments to Articles 141, 142 and 163 of the Penal Code which currently curb peaceful political and religious activities; however, remains concerned about the continued detention, and calls for the release, of two journalists in Turkey, Ilker Demir, imprisoned since 1984 and Alaattin Sahin, imprisoned since 1980, for peacefully exercising their right to freedom of expression as set out in Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights; is anxious about Turkey's recent derogation from Articles 5, 6, 8, 10, 11 and 13 of the European Convention on Human Rights; and urges Her Majesty's Government to use every possible means to place pressure on the Turkish Government to implement the draft amendments to the penal code which would go some way towards an improvement in the human rights situation in Turkey.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs.

Mark Fisher30/11/1990Stoke-on-Trent CentralProposed
Ian McCartney03/12/1990MakerfieldSigned
Robert Wareing03/12/1990Liverpool, West DerbySigned
John Battle03/12/1990Leeds WestSigned
Mildred Gordon03/12/1990Bow and PoplarSigned
Norman Godman03/12/1990Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Harry Barnes03/12/1990North East DerbyshireSigned
Ron Davies04/12/1990CaerphillySigned
Audrey Wise04/12/1990PrestonSigned
Gerry Bermingham04/12/1990St Helens SouthSigned
Llin Golding04/12/1990Newcastle-under-LymeSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie04/12/1990Glasgow, PollokSigned
Harry Cohen04/12/1990LeytonSigned
Ronnie Campbell04/12/1990Blyth ValleySigned
Alice Mahon04/12/1990HalifaxSigned
Joan Lestor04/12/1990EcclesSigned
Eric Illsley04/12/1990Barnsley CentralSigned
Dennis Skinner04/12/1990BolsoverSigned
James Wray05/12/1990Glasgow ProvanSigned
Gerry Steinberg05/12/1990Durham, City ofSigned
Paul Boateng05/12/1990Brent SouthSigned
Win Griffiths05/12/1990BridgendSigned
Keith Bradley05/12/1990Manchester, WithingtonSigned
Eric Martlew05/12/1990CarlisleSigned
Tony Lloyd05/12/1990StretfordSigned
Jim Sillars05/12/1990Glasgow, GovanSigned
Graham Allen05/12/1990Nottingham NorthSigned
Joan Ruddock06/12/1990Lewisham, DeptfordSigned
Russell Johnston06/12/1990Inverness, Nairn and LochaberSigned
Bill Michie06/12/1990Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Rhodri Morgan06/12/1990Cardiff WestSigned
Paul Flynn06/12/1990Newport WestSigned
John Garrett06/12/1990Norwich SouthSigned
John Cummings07/12/1990EasingtonSigned
Peter Pike07/12/1990BurnleySigned
Chris Smith13/12/1990Islington South & FinsburySigned
Doug Hoyle13/12/1990Warrington NorthSigned
Jack Thompson14/12/1990WansbeckSigned
Alex Carlile17/12/1990MontgomerySigned
Dafydd Elis Thomas17/12/1990Meirionnydd Nant ConwySigned
Gwyneth Dunwoody14/01/1991Crewe & NantwichSigned
Diane Abbott17/01/1991Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Martyn Jones30/01/1991Clwyd South WestSigned
Tommy Graham30/01/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Max Madden04/02/1991Bradford WestSigned
Dennis Turner04/02/1991Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Ronald Brown07/02/1991Edinburgh LeithSigned

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