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Nelson Mandela And Leyla Zana

EDM number 1143 in 1995-96, proposed by Terry Rooney on 10/07/1996.

That this House welcomes the visit to Parliament by the President of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela; recalls that he spent many years in prison, suffering mental and physical torture before leading his people to freedom; recalls also that among the many honours and awards that have been bestowed upon him he was the recipient of the European Parliament's Sukharov Prize for freedom of thought; notes that Leyla Zana, formerly a member of the Turkish Parliament representing the the Democracy Party, was also a recipient of the Sukharov Prize; further notes that she has suffered imprisonment and torture at the hands of the Turkish regime and remains in prison; believes that freedom and democracy cannot be stiffled forever; and, on the day of Nelson Mandela's visit, calls for the release of Leyla Zana and the other imprisoned members of Parliament in Turkey and looks forward to the day when she leads the Kurdish people to freedom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 52 MPs.

Terry Rooney10/07/1996Bradford NorthProposed
Alan Simpson10/07/1996Nottingham SouthSigned
Malcolm Wicks10/07/1996Croydon North WestSigned
Paddy Tipping10/07/1996SherwoodSigned
Tony Benn10/07/1996ChesterfieldSigned
Peter Hain10/07/1996NeathSigned
Diane Abbott10/07/1996Hackney North & Stoke NewingtonSigned
Neil Gerrard10/07/1996WalthamstowSigned
John Garrett10/07/1996Norwich SouthSigned
Jeremy Corbyn10/07/1996Islington NorthSigned
Michael Connarty10/07/1996Falkirk EastSigned
Eric Clarke10/07/1996MidlothianSigned
Edward O'Hara10/07/1996Knowsley SouthSigned
Estelle Morris10/07/1996Birmingham, YardleySigned
Alan Meale10/07/1996MansfieldSigned
David Marshall10/07/1996Glasgow, ShettlestonSigned
Ken Livingstone10/07/1996Brent EastSigned
Lynne Jones10/07/1996Birmingham, Selly OakSigned
Glenda Jackson10/07/1996Hampstead & HighgateSigned
Peter Bottomley11/07/1996ElthamSigned
Tony Banks11/07/1996Newham North WestSigned
Norman Godman11/07/1996Greenock and Port GlasgowSigned
John Evans11/07/1996St Helens NorthSigned
Bill Michie11/07/1996Sheffield, HeeleySigned
Nick Harvey11/07/1996North DevonSigned
Peter Hardy11/07/1996WentworthSigned
Dennis Skinner11/07/1996BolsoverSigned
Gordon Prentice11/07/1996PendleSigned
Robert Parry11/07/1996Liverpool, RiversideSigned
Eddie Loyden11/07/1996Liverpool, GarstonSigned
Tom Cox12/07/1996TootingSigned
Clive Soley15/07/1996HammersmithSigned
Anne Campbell15/07/1996CambridgeSigned
Bill Etherington15/07/1996Sunderland NorthSigned
Paul Flynn15/07/1996Newport WestSigned
Harry Barnes15/07/1996North East DerbyshireSigned
Ieuan Wyn Jones16/07/1996Ynys MSigned
Piara S Khabra16/07/1996Ealing, SouthallSigned
Maria Fyfe17/07/1996Glasgow, MaryhillSigned
Janet Anderson17/07/1996Rossendale & DarwenSigned
Mike Hall17/07/1996Warrington SouthSigned
Win Griffiths17/07/1996BridgendSigned
Martyn Jones18/07/1996Clwyd South WestSigned
Ian Davidson18/07/1996Glasgow, GovanSigned
Tommy Graham18/07/1996Renfrew West and InverclydeSigned
Martin Redmond19/07/1996Don ValleySigned
Robert Wareing22/07/1996Liverpool, West DerbySigned
Eric Illsley23/07/1996Barnsley CentralSigned
Dennis Turner23/07/1996Wolverhampton South EastSigned
Dafydd Wigley23/07/1996CaernarfonSigned
Jack Thompson24/07/1996WansbeckSigned
John Heppell15/10/1996Nottingham EastSigned

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