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Kurdish Democratic Society Party

EDM number 573 in 2007-08, proposed by John McDonnell on 12/12/2007.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, International politics and government, Middle East and EU external relations.

That this House calls upon the Government to express in the strongest terms to the Turkish government its dismay at the targeting by the Turkish judiciary of the Human Rights Association, and at the indictment of the leaders of the Kurdish political party, the Democratic Society Party (DTP), thus overturning the wishes of the people as expressed in the general election of July 2007 and ending the DTP's parliamentary representation; and urges the Government to seek a European Union initiative to express opposition to this unwarranted interference in the democratic process, a measure which is incompatible with Turkey's aim for full membership of the European Union.

This motion has been signed by a total of 21 MPs.

John McDonnell12/12/2007Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley13/12/2007Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Drew13/12/2007StroudLabourSeconded
Rudi Vis13/12/2007Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSeconded
Alan Meale13/12/2007MansfieldLabourSeconded
Alan Simpson13/12/2007Nottingham SouthLabourSeconded
Kelvin Hopkins13/12/2007Luton NorthLabourSigned
Jeremy Corbyn13/12/2007Islington NorthLabourSigned
Ann Cryer13/12/2007KeighleyLabourSigned
David Taylor17/12/2007North West LeicestershireLabourSigned
George Galloway17/12/2007Bethnal Green and BowRespectSigned
David Lepper17/12/2007Brighton, PavilionLabourSigned
Bob Spink17/12/2007Castle PointConservativeSigned
Robert Wareing18/12/2007Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
John Austin18/12/2007Erith and ThamesmeadLabourSigned
Martin Caton18/12/2007GowerLabourSigned
Lynne Jones18/12/2007Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
Janet Dean07/01/2008BurtonLabourSigned
Bill Etherington17/01/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Hywel Williams28/01/2008CaernarfonPlaid CymruSigned
Alasdair McDonnell30/01/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned

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