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Harassment Of Human Rights Observers In Turkey

EDM number 953 in 1993-94, proposed by Alan Simpson on 24/03/1994.

That this House is disturbed to learn of the harassment, intimidation and in some instances arrest or detention by the Turkish authorities of human rights observers currently in Turkey to observe the local elections; notes that those who have been harassed include British parliamentarians from the other place, the representative of His Eminence the Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster and several British journalists; further notes that delegations from other countries have been victims of violence inflicted by the Turkish authorities; believes this is further evidence of Turkey's scant regard for human rights; and calls upon Her Majesty's Government to initiate proceedings against Turkey through the Council of Europe and other international bodies. (Relevant registered interest declared).

This motion has been signed by a total of 39 MPs.

Alan Simpson24/03/1994Nottingham SouthProposed
Audrey Wise24/03/1994PrestonSigned
Harry Barnes24/03/1994North East DerbyshireSigned
Tony Banks24/03/1994Newham North WestSigned
John Gunnell24/03/1994Leeds South and MorleySigned
Diane Abbott24/03/1994Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Jeremy Corbyn24/03/1994Islington NorthSigned
Malcolm Chisholm24/03/1994Edinburgh LeithSigned
Bill Michie28/03/1994Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Terry Davis28/03/1994Birmingham, Hodge HillSigned
Robert Wareing29/03/1994Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Win Griffiths29/03/1994BridgendSigned
Michael Clapham29/03/1994Barnsley West & PenistoneSigned
Alex Carlile29/03/1994MontgomerySigned
Richard Burden29/03/1994Birmingham, NorthfieldSigned
Ian McCartney29/03/1994MakerfieldSigned
Ken Livingstone29/03/1994Brent EastSigned
Eric Illsley29/03/1994Barnsley CentralSigned
Robert Parry29/03/1994Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Dennis Turner30/03/1994Wolverhampton South EastSigned
John Battle30/03/1994Leeds WestSigned
Bill Etherington30/03/1994Sunderland NorthSigned
Derek Enright30/03/1994HemsworthSigned
Jean Corston30/03/1994Bristol EastSigned
Edward O'Hara30/03/1994Knowsley SouthSigned
Helen Jackson30/03/1994Sheffield, HillsboroughSigned
Glenda Jackson30/03/1994Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Colin Pickthall30/03/1994West LancashireSigned
Simon Hughes31/03/1994Southwark and BermondseySigned
Harry Cohen31/03/1994LeytonSigned
Mike Watson31/03/1994Glasgow CentralSigned
John Heppell12/04/1994Nottingham EastSigned
Max Madden12/04/1994Bradford WestSigned
Mike Hall13/04/1994Warrington SouthSigned
Paddy Tipping19/04/1994SherwoodSigned
Tommy Graham20/04/1994Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Jack Thompson21/04/1994WansbeckSigned
Martyn Jones27/04/1994Clwyd South WestSigned
George Galloway29/04/1994Glasgow HillheadSigned

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