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Anniversary Of Chemical Attack On Halabja

EDM number 1047 in 2017-19, proposed by Robert Halfon on 12/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Ethnic groups, International politics and government, Iraq and Military operations.

That this House, in line with its decision of 28 February 2013 to formally recognise the genocide carried out against the Kurds in Iraq, marks the 30th anniversary of the chemical attack on the town of Halabja and the wider Anfal genocide; notes that up to 200,000 people were murdered in the genocide by Saddam Hussein and its continuing physical and psychological impact on the Kurds, many of whom bear terrible wounds from the experience; welcomes the Government's decision to formally mark the Anfal anniversary each year; believes that the experience of genocide has united all Kurds in a desire to ensure that Baghdad never repeats such behaviour, which underpins their insistence that they can only stay in a democratic, federal and pluralist Iraq, which is currently sadly far from the truth; further welcomes the visit to Parliament by the Acting Speaker and a cross-party delegation of MPs from the Kurdistani Parliament; and encourages hon. Members to attend or send messages to the event to mark the tragedies of Halabja and Anfal in the Grand Committee Room on 14 March at 7pm.

This motion has been signed by a total of 17 MPs.

Robert Halfon12/03/2018HarlowConservativeProposed
Ian Austin12/03/2018Dudley NorthLabourSeconded
Bob Blackman12/03/2018Harrow EastConservativeSeconded
Mike Gapes12/03/2018Ilford SouthLabourSeconded
Mary Glindon13/03/2018North TynesideLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon13/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jim Cunningham13/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourSigned
Pete Wishart13/03/2018Perth and North PerthshireScottish National PartySigned
Jonathan Edwards13/03/2018Carmarthen East and DinefwrPlaid CymruSigned
Peter Bottomley13/03/2018Worthing WestConservativeSigned
Marie Rimmer14/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSigned
Liz Saville Roberts14/03/2018Dwyfor MeirionnyddPlaid CymruSigned
Hugh Gaffney14/03/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Louise Ellman15/03/2018Liverpool, RiversideLabourSigned
Alan Brown15/03/2018Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Caroline Lucas20/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
Drew Hendry18/04/2018Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned

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