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Christians In The Kurdistan Region In Iraq

EDM number 1212 in 2009-10, proposed by David Anderson on 30/03/2010.
Categorised under the topics of Iraq and Religious discrimination.

That this House notes that the Kurdistan Region President Barzani has condemned every killing or targeting of Christians and that he has offered Christian students in Mosul places in universities in Kurdistan so that they can complete their studies; concurs with the recent statement from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq, following two delegations which focused on this issue and which met leading Christians in the Region, that commended the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) for its generosity in welcoming Christians and protecting their position; further notes that many Christians in Iraq have fled to the Kurdistan Region where Christians are valued, with the KRG financing the rebuilding of Christian villages and churches, providing financial support for some 11,000 Christian families displaced because of violence in the south, official support for armed Christian guards in some rural communities, special and generous representation of minorities in parliament and governorate councils, an additional 5,000 housing units in 100 Christian villages in the Dohuk province, the provision since 1998 of 62 Syriac and Armenian primary secondary schools with 7,000 pupils and 10 secondary schools as well as a planned Syriac department of the University of Dohuk; and believes that claims of KRG involvement in the killing and displacement of Christians in Mosul in 2008 have been credibly refuted by the International Crisis Group and Human Rights Watch.

This motion has been signed by a total of 19 MPs.

David Anderson30/03/2010BlaydonLabourProposed
Derek Wyatt30/03/2010Sittingbourne and SheppeyLabourSeconded
Bob Russell30/03/2010ColchesterLiberal DemocratSeconded
Peter Bottomley30/03/2010Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
David Drew06/04/2010StroudLabourSeconded
Graham Stringer06/04/2010Manchester, BlackleyLabourSeconded
Ann Cryer06/04/2010KeighleyLabourSigned
Andrew Pelling06/04/2010Croydon CentralIndependentSigned
Mark Hunter07/04/2010CheadleLiberal DemocratSigned
Rudi Vis07/04/2010Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Mike Hancock07/04/2010Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Mark Durkan07/04/2010FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew Dismore07/04/2010HendonLabourSigned
John Cummings07/04/2010EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton07/04/2010GowerLabourSigned
William Cash07/04/2010StoneConservativeSigned
Alan Meale07/04/2010MansfieldLabourSigned
Joan Humble07/04/2010Blackpool North and FleetwoodLabourSigned
Lindsay Hoyle07/04/2010ChorleyLabourSigned

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