Parliament Website

Murder Of Heorhiy Gongadze

EDM number 1478 in 2001-02, proposed by Edward Davey on 19/06/2002.

That this House is concerned about the alleged conspiracy by President Leonid Kuchma and his office to harm the Ukrainian journalist Heorhiy Gongadze - a noted critic of the President - whose headless torso was discovered outside Kyiv on 16th September 2000; notes that the General Procurator's office and the Interior Ministry in Ukraine have obstructed investigations into the murder; believes that it is very important to establish the authenticity of the evidence on which these allegations are based - the audio tapes provided by Mr Melnychenko, a former member of the Security Service of the Ukraine; further notes that it is alleged that the tapes could contain information implicating President Kuchma's government in selling arms to Iraq; believes that the actions of President Kuchma and his government are inconsistent with the standards expected from a country hoping to join the EU; applauds the BBC for their documentary on this case broadcast on 21st April 2002; and therefore calls on the Government to support the demands made by the ad hoc Commission of the Ukrainian Parliament, the NUJ, the International Federation of Journalists, Reporters without Frontiers and the Institute of Mass Information (Kyiv) to the Council of Europe to establish without further delay the independent commission of enquiry called for by the Council of Europe, in September last year, to meet the lobby of the Council of Europe on 25th June 2002 and to offer to the Council of Europe the services of independent investigators from the United Kingdom.

This motion has been signed by a total of 55 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Edward Davey19/06/2002Kingston & SurbitonLiberal DemocratProposed
Paul Burstow19/06/2002Sutton & CheamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alistair Carmichael19/06/2002Orkney & ShetlandLiberal DemocratSigned
Brian Cotter19/06/2002Weston-Super-MareLiberal DemocratSigned
Sue Doughty19/06/2002GuildfordLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew George19/06/2002St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Green19/06/2002LudlowLiberal DemocratSigned
Richard Allan19/06/2002Sheffield, HallamLiberal DemocratSigned
Matthew Taylor19/06/2002Truro & St AustellLiberal DemocratSigned
Malcolm Bruce19/06/2002GordonLiberal DemocratSigned
Annette Brooke19/06/2002Mid Dorset & North PooleLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Reid19/06/2002Argyll & ButeLiberal DemocratSigned
David Rendel19/06/2002NewburyLiberal DemocratSigned
Bob Russell19/06/2002ColchesterLiberal DemocratSigned
Evan Harris19/06/2002Oxford West & AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Keetch19/06/2002HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Norman Lamb19/06/2002North NorfolkLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Marsden19/06/2002Shrewsbury & AtchamLiberal DemocratSigned
Tom Brake19/06/2002Carshalton & WallingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Ann Cryer20/06/2002KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew MacKay20/06/2002BracknellConservativeSigned
Elfyn Llwyd20/06/2002Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Neil Gerrard21/06/2002WalthamstowLabourSigned
Huw Edwards24/06/2002MonmouthLabourSigned
Norman Baker24/06/2002LewesLiberal DemocratSigned
Nigel Jones25/06/2002CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Patsy Calton25/06/2002CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Paul Holmes26/06/2002ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Lynne Jones27/06/2002Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Rob Marris27/06/2002Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John Pugh03/07/2002SouthportLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara03/07/2002Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
John Barrett04/07/2002Edinburgh WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis08/07/2002Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Bill Etherington09/07/2002Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Chris Mullin15/07/2002Sunderland SouthLabourSigned
Archy Kirkwood16/07/2002Roxburgh & BerwickshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale16/07/2002MansfieldLabourSigned
Teddy Taylor16/07/2002Rochford & Southend EastConservativeSigned
Paul Stinchcombe17/07/2002WellingboroughLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly17/07/2002Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Terry Davis17/07/2002Birmingham, Hodge HillLabourSigned
Tony Clarke17/07/2002Northampton SouthLabourSigned
Vincent Cable17/07/2002TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Adam Price17/07/2002Carmarthen East & DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Phil Willis18/07/2002Harrogate & KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Win Griffiths18/07/2002BridgendLabourSigned
Janet Dean18/07/2002BurtonLabourSigned
Ann Clwyd18/07/2002Cynon ValleyLabourSigned
Calum MacDonald19/07/2002Na h-Eileanan an IarLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell19/07/2002Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Martin O'Neill19/07/2002OchilLabourSigned
John Robertson23/07/2002Glasgow, AnnieslandLabourSigned
Nick Harvey24/07/2002North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Bill Tynan24/09/2002Hamilton SouthLabourSigned

Download raw data as csv or xml.