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Reported Abductions, Torture And Killings Of Gay Men In Chechnya

EDM number 1143 in 2016-17, proposed by Margaret Ferrier on 18/04/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Equality, Human rights and Russia.

That this House is deeply concerned at the reports in the Russian newspaper, Novaya Gazeta, that men believed to be gay have been abducted, tortured and killed in Chechnya; expresses alarm at denials made by Chechen authorities regarding these reports, which claim that gay men do not exist in the republic; deplores this act of mass torture and murder, which specifically targets LGBTI people; supports Amnesty lnternational's call for action; believes that this call for action compels Aleksandr Ivanovich Bastrykin, Chairman of the Investigation Committee of the Russian Federation, to carry out an immediate and thorough investigation into the reports, taking all necessary steps to ensure the safety of any individual who may be at risk in Chechnya; and further supports an immediate investigation into this reported purge of LGBTI people in Chechnya; and calls on the international community to ensure that the Russian authorities are held accountable for upholding its international human rights obligations and ensuring that justice is brought upon those reportedly committing these crimes in Chechnya.

This motion has been signed by a total of 33 MPs.

Margaret Ferrier18/04/2017Rutherglen and Hamilton WestScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley18/04/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan18/04/2017FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Lady Hermon19/04/2017North DownIndependentSeconded
Anne McLaughlin19/04/2017Glasgow North EastScottish National PartySeconded
Deidre Brock19/04/2017Edinburgh North and LeithScottish National PartySeconded
Hannah Bardell19/04/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySigned
Martin Docherty19/04/2017West DunbartonshireScottish National PartySigned
Chris Stephens19/04/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Paul Monaghan19/04/2017Caithness, Sutherland and Easter RossScottish National PartySigned
Stewart McDonald19/04/2017Glasgow SouthScottish National PartySigned
Jim Shannon19/04/2017StrangfordDUPSigned
Eilidh Whiteford19/04/2017Banff and BuchanScottish National PartySigned
Stuart McDonald19/04/2017Cumbernauld, Kilsyth and Kirkintilloch EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Meale19/04/2017MansfieldLabourSigned
Michael Weir20/04/2017AngusScottish National PartySigned
Tommy Sheppard20/04/2017Edinburgh EastScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown20/04/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Owen Thompson20/04/2017MidlothianScottish National PartySigned
Greg Mulholland20/04/2017Leeds North WestLiberal DemocratSigned
Patrick Grady20/04/2017Glasgow NorthScottish National PartySigned
Marion Fellows20/04/2017Motherwell and WishawScottish National PartySigned
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
Ronnie Cowan24/04/2017InverclydeScottish National PartySigned
Alison Thewliss24/04/2017Glasgow CentralScottish National PartySigned
Brendan O'Hara25/04/2017Argyll and ButeScottish National PartySigned
Carol Monaghan25/04/2017Glasgow North WestScottish National PartySigned
Alasdair McDonnell25/04/2017Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
George Kerevan26/04/2017East LothianScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas26/04/2017Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned

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