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LGBT People In Chechnya

EDM number 1142 in 2016-17, proposed by Clive Lewis on 18/04/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Equality and Russia.

That this House notes with grave concern the Human Rights Watch report of a brutal campaign against LGBT people in the semi-autonomous Russian region of Chechnya, with more than 100 men reportedly detained over several weeks in connection with their non-traditional sexual orientation, or suspicion of such as part of a state-backed crackdown; is horrified by reports from LGBT groups in Russia that those who have escaped were imprisoned in groups of 30 to 40 and tortured with electric currents or beatings, some of them fatal; is dismayed that the human rights situation for LGBT people in Russia generally has deteriorated significantly in recent years; welcomes the Government's initial condemnation of these incidents but urges to raise this matter at the highest diplomatic levels; and expects the Russian Government to fulfil its international duties to protect its citizens at risk of persecution and uphold the rule of law.

This motion has been signed by a total of 22 MPs.

MPDateConstituencyPartyType
Clive Lewis18/04/2017Norwich SouthLabourProposed
Mark Durkan18/04/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Wes Streeting19/04/2017Ilford NorthLabourSeconded
David Lammy19/04/2017TottenhamLabourSeconded
Lady Hermon19/04/2017North DownIndependentSeconded
Ronnie Campbell19/04/2017Blyth ValleyLabourSeconded
Chris Stephens19/04/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon19/04/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Tim Farron19/04/2017Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Alan Meale19/04/2017MansfieldLabourSigned
Jo Stevens19/04/2017Cardiff CentralLabourSigned
Danny Kinahan20/04/2017South AntrimUUPSigned
Greg Mulholland20/04/2017Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Margaret Ritchie20/04/2017South DownSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Jim Cunningham24/04/2017Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins24/04/2017Luton NorthLabourSigned
Rachael Maskell24/04/2017York CentralLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Alison Thewliss24/04/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell25/04/2017Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Dennis Skinner26/04/2017BolsoverLabourSigned
Rosie Cooper26/04/2017West LancashireLabourSigned
Caroline Lucas26/04/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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