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Human Rights In Iraqi Kurdistan

EDM number 2173 in 2010-12, proposed by John McDonnell on 13/09/2011.
Categorised under the topics of Human rights, International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House is concerned at the violations of press freedom in Iraqi Kurdistan, particularly the case of Sardasht Osman, the university student and journalist, who after criticising the Kurdish government was kidnapped and murdered on 5 May 2009; notes with regret that the major demonstrations held in February to April 2011 protesting at the lack of freedom and social justice were suppressed aggressively by the Kurdistan regional government, with 10 people killed and many others injured; and calls on the UK Government to urge the Kurdistan regional government to establish an independent commission of inquiry into the murder of Sardasht Osman and to respect the right of its citizens to freedom of expression and political activity.

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

John McDonnell13/09/2011Hayes and HarlingtonLabourProposed
Peter Bottomley14/09/2011Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Linda Riordan14/09/2011HalifaxLabourSeconded
Ronnie Campbell14/09/2011Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon14/09/2011StrangfordDUPSeconded
Mike Hancock14/09/2011Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
Jeremy Corbyn14/09/2011Islington NorthLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell15/09/2011Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Andrew George15/09/2011St IvesLiberal DemocratSigned
Elfyn Llwyd15/09/2011Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Kelvin Hopkins15/09/2011Luton NorthLabourSigned
Michael Connarty10/10/2011Linlithgow and East FalkirkLabourSigned
Mark Durkan10/10/2011FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Katy Clark10/10/2011North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Jim McGovern10/10/2011Dundee WestLabourSigned
Lady Hermon11/10/2011North DownIndependentSigned
Margaret Ritchie12/10/2011South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Martin Caton12/10/2011GowerLabourSigned
Paul Flynn13/10/2011Newport WestLabourSigned

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