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Istanbul 10

EDM number 234 in 2017-19, proposed by Chris Law on 20/07/2017.
Categorised under the topics of Eastern Europe, Human rights, International politics and government and Middle East.

That this House notes with grave concern the arrest of 10 human rights defenders at a workshop in Istanbul, including Idil Eser, Amnesty International's Turkey Director, ostensibly for committing crimes in the name of a terrorist organisation without being a member; notes that holding these individuals in pre-trial custody despite an utter lack of credible evidence seems to represent a complete collapse of human rights in Turkey; calls on the Government to do all it can to guarantee the safety of those in custody, as well as call for their immediate and unconditional release, and to put pressure on Turkey to stop the targeting of human rights campaigners; and furthermore hopes that increased pressure after the UK leaves the EU for trade deals with non-EU countries will not lead to compromise in protection of worldwide human rights.

This motion has been signed by a total of 11 MPs.

Chris Law20/07/2017Dundee WestScottish National PartyProposed
Peter Bottomley20/07/2017Worthing WestConservativeSeconded
Hannah Bardell07/09/2017LivingstonScottish National PartySeconded
David Linden11/09/2017Glasgow EastScottish National PartySeconded
Jim Cunningham11/09/2017Coventry SouthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon11/09/2017StrangfordDUPSeconded
Chris Stephens12/09/2017Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Gethins13/09/2017North East FifeScottish National PartySigned
Alan Brown09/10/2017Kilmarnock and LoudounScottish National PartySigned
Drew Hendry09/10/2017Inverness, Nairn, Badenoch and StrathspeyScottish National PartySigned
Stephen Kinnock19/10/2017AberavonLabourSigned

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