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Plight Of The Kurdish People

EDM number 418 in 1990-91, proposed by David Alton on 06/02/1991.

That this House notes the comment of the human rights organisation Helsinki Watch that the continuing repression of Kurdish nation, particularly in Iraq, constitutes a staggering list of human rights abuses, arrest, torture, murder, assassination, chemical warfare, mass deportations, expulsions, appalling conditions in refugee camps, refusal of political asylum by the West, denial of ethnic rights to language, literature, and music and the destruction of towns and villages; condemns the genocidal scorched earth policy of Iraq towards the Kurds and particularly the torture of Kurdish children; and calls on Her Majesty's Government to propose the creation of a Kurdish homeland based on the Kurdish provinces in Iraq in any forthcoming inter-governmental discussions on the future of the Middle East.

This motion has been signed by a total of 15 MPs.

David Alton06/02/1991Liverpool Mossley HillProposed
James Wray07/02/1991Glasgow ProvanSigned
Alan Meale11/02/1991MansfieldSigned
Alex Salmond12/02/1991Banff & BuchanSigned
David Atkinson12/02/1991Bournemouth EastSigned
Jimmy Dunnachie13/02/1991Glasgow, PollokSigned
Tommy Graham13/02/1991Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jim Wallace13/02/1991Orkney & ShetlandSigned
Dafydd Wigley15/02/1991CaernarfonSigned
Norman Godman18/02/1991Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones20/02/1991Ynys MSigned
John Garrett27/02/1991Norwich SouthSigned
Alex Carlile28/02/1991MontgomerySigned
George Howarth07/03/1991Knowsley NorthSigned
Kate Hoey19/04/1991VauxhallSigned

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