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Attacks On Trade Unionists In Iraq

EDM number 604 in 2004-05, proposed by Harry Barnes on 27/01/2005.

That this House condemns the recent brutal torture and murder of Hadi Saleh, International Secretary of the Iraqi Federation of Trade Unions (IFTU), by Saddam loyalists in what is termed the Iraqi resistance; further condemns the torture and murder of four IFTU members when their train was attached by mortar fire between Mosul and Baghdad, the kidnap of two train drivers, Salah Mehdi Taher and Salih Chiyehchan Harbi and the severe beating of five rail workers, Abd' al-Emir Abd'al-Malik, Mustapha Kamel Mehdi, Amer Shamaan Amer, Ali Abd' al-Radh and Basil Abd'Ouwd, who have been left in a life-threatening condition, the mortar and rocket-propelled grenade attack on the headquarters of the Transport and Communication Workers' Union, and two failed assassination attempts on Nozad Ismail, the President of the IFTU in Kirkuk; expresses its support and admiration for the rail workers of Basra, members of the IFTU, who condemn the 'criminals, terrorists and brigands' who are murdering trade unionists in Iraq and who have been taking strike action against the terrorists since the beginning of the year, demanding adequate security protection on all land transport and the safe return of their kidnapped colleagues; and pledges full support to the TUC Aid Iraq Appeal raising money for Iraqi trade unionists to rebuild a free and independent trade union movement, and strengthen civil society in Iraq.

This motion has been signed by a total of 62 MPs.

Harry Barnes27/01/2005North East DerbyshireLabourProposed
Tony Lloyd27/01/2005Manchester CentralLabourSigned
John Mann27/01/2005BassetlawLabourSigned
Chris Mole27/01/2005IpswichLabourSigned
Mike Gapes27/01/2005Ilford SouthLabour Co-operativeSigned
Clive Betts27/01/2005Sheffield, AttercliffeLabourSigned
Bill Tynan27/01/2005Hamilton SouthLabourSigned
Hywel Francis31/01/2005AberavonLabourSigned
Robert Wareing31/01/2005Liverpool, West DerbyLabourSigned
Mike Hancock31/01/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Lindsay Hoyle31/01/2005ChorleyLabourSigned
Mohammad Sarwar31/01/2005Glasgow, GovanLabourSigned
Paul Holmes01/02/2005ChesterfieldLiberal DemocratSigned
Roy Beggs01/02/2005East AntrimUUPSigned
Jane Griffiths01/02/2005Reading EastLabourSigned
David Clelland01/02/2005Tyne BridgeLabourSigned
Vincent Cable01/02/2005TwickenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale01/02/2005MansfieldLabourSigned
Alice Mahon01/02/2005HalifaxLabourSigned
Elfyn Llwyd01/02/2005Meirionnydd Nant ConwyPlaid CymruSigned
Lynne Jones01/02/2005Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Dai Havard01/02/2005Merthyr Tydfil & RhymneyLabourSigned
Bob Spink01/02/2005Castle PointConservativeSigned
David Taylor02/02/2005North West LeicestershireLabour Co-operativeSigned
Brian White02/02/2005North East Milton KeynesLabourSigned
Rudi Vis02/02/2005Finchley & Golders GreenLabourSigned
Desmond Turner02/02/2005Brighton, KemptownLabourSigned
David Drew02/02/2005StroudLabour Co-operativeSigned
Ann Cryer02/02/2005KeighleyLabourSigned
Michael Clapham02/02/2005Barnsley West & PenistoneLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn02/02/2005Islington NorthLabourSigned
Rob Marris02/02/2005Wolverhampton South WestLabourSigned
John McDonnell02/02/2005Hayes & HarlingtonLabourSigned
Kevin McNamara02/02/2005Kingston upon Hull NorthLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell02/02/2005Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Greg Pope03/02/2005HyndburnLabourSigned
Jim Sheridan03/02/2005West RenfrewshireLabourSigned
Marsha Singh03/02/2005Bradford WestLabourSigned
Eric Illsley03/02/2005Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Harry Cohen03/02/2005Leyton & WansteadLabourSigned
Tom Cox03/02/2005TootingLabourSigned
Bill Etherington03/02/2005Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Win Griffiths03/02/2005BridgendLabourSigned
Alan Williams03/02/2005Swansea WestLabourSigned
David Lepper04/02/2005Brighton, PavilionLabour Co-operativeSigned
Nick Harvey04/02/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Simpson04/02/2005Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Syd Rapson07/02/2005Portsmouth NorthLabourSigned
Kevin Barron07/02/2005Rother ValleyLabourSigned
John Battle07/02/2005Leeds WestLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins08/02/2005TamworthLabourSigned
Martin Caton08/02/2005GowerLabourSigned
Jim Dobbin08/02/2005Heywood & MiddletonLabour Co-operativeSigned
Betty Williams08/02/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Nigel Jones09/02/2005CheltenhamLiberal DemocratSigned
Martin Salter10/02/2005Reading WestLabourSigned
Oona King10/02/2005Bethnal Green & BowLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell10/02/2005Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Peter Pike23/02/2005BurnleyLabourSigned
Paul Flynn24/02/2005Newport WestLabourSigned
Anne Campbell28/02/2005CambridgeLabourSigned
Russell Brown23/03/2005DumfriesLabourSigned

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