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Serbian Confiscation Of Kosovan Academy Of Science And Art

EDM number 916 in 1993-94, proposed by Russell Johnston on 22/03/1994.

That this House welcomes the statement made in Vienna on 14th March by the International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights condemning, without reservation, the closure by the Serbian authorities of the Kosovan Academy of Science and Art and the confiscation of its building on 22nd February; agrees with the International Helsinki Federation that the Academy has played a vital role in the development of Albanian Culture in Kosava and that its closure is a particular and significant act of repression, within a sustained pattern of harassment, intimidation and discrimination practised by the Serbian authorities against ethnic Albanians in all sectors of life in Kosova; calls on the Serbian authorities to reserve these measures, which clearly violate international law and to confirm the rights of persons within Kosova to freely express, preserve and develop their ethnic, cultural and religious identity and maintain and develop their culture in all aspects free of any attempts at assimilation against their will; and urges the international community to make this a condition of the lifting of sanctions.

This motion has been signed by a total of 23 MPs.

Russell Johnston22/03/1994Inverness, Nairn and LochaberProposed
Lynne Jones23/03/1994Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Ken Livingstone23/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Calum MacDonald23/03/1994Na h-Eileanan an IarSigned
Alex Carlile23/03/1994MontgomerySigned
Michael Connarty23/03/1994Falkirk EastSigned
John Cummings23/03/1994EasingtonSigned
Andrew Faulds23/03/1994Warley EastSigned
Norman Godman23/03/1994Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
Terry Davis24/03/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Win Griffiths24/03/1994BridgendSigned
John Evans24/03/1994St Helens NorthSigned
Jim Dowd24/03/1994Lewisham WestSigned
Patrick Cormack24/03/1994South StaffordshireSigned
Nigel Jones24/03/1994CheltenhamSigned
Max Madden28/03/1994Bradford WestSigned
Richard Burden29/03/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Mike Hall13/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Nick Harvey14/04/1994North DevonSigned
Tommy Graham20/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
John Gunnell21/04/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Jack Thompson21/04/1994WansbeckSigned
George Galloway29/04/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned

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