Urgent Appeal: The Iraqi Turkmens need your support

November 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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To everyone in the UK who feels concerned with the Human Rights situation in Iraq:

Please contact your MP and ask him/her to sign the Early Day Motion EDM968 – Human Rights Situation Of Iraqi Turkmen

http://www.edms.org.uk/edms/2010-2011/968.htm

Early Day Motions

EDM968 – Human Rights Situation Of Iraqi Turkmen

http://www.edms.org.uk/edms/2010-2011/968.htm

Proposed by Mike Hancock on 08/11/2010.
Categorised under the topic of Human rights.

That this House is concerned about the human rights situation of the Iraqi Turkmens, the third largest ethnic group in Iraq, who mainly live in the northern provinces, such as Kirkuk; condemns the ethnic cleansing and assimilation policy of Iraqi Turkmens by both Saddam Hussein’s government until 2003 andthe Kurds since 2003, who claim the Iraqi Turkmens’ lands which are rich with oil, gas sulphur, uranium and phosphorus; notes that the census in Iraq delayed for the third time since 2007 is now due to be held on 5 December 2010; worries that the inclusion of the questions on ethnicity and mother tongue in the census will divide Iraqi people instead of uniting them and might create new outbreaks of violence in this country; further condemns the treatment of the Iraqi Turkmens as the lower class in Iraq in comparison with the Arabs and Kurds; believes all ethnicities in Iraq should possess equal rights; welcomes the work of the Iraqi Turkmen Front to promote the human rights of Iraqi Turkmens such as the right to participate in the forming of the new government and the right to have justice, equality, fairness andan end to the discrimination and violence; and calls on the Prime Minister and the Government to raise the issue of Iraqi Turkmens’ human rights with the government of Iraq.

This motion has been signed by a total of 18 MPs.

MP Date Constituency Party Type
Mike Hancock 08/11/2010 Portsmouth South Liberal Democrat Proposed
Michael Connarty 08/11/2010 Linlithgow & Falkirk East Labour Seconded
Bob Russell 08/11/2010 Colchester Liberal Democrat Seconded
Stephen Williams 09/11/2010 Bristol West Liberal Democrat Seconded
Mark Durkan 09/11/2010 Foyle Social Democratic and Labour Party Seconded
John McDonnell 09/11/2010 Hayes & Harlington Labour Seconded
John Leech 10/11/2010 Manchester, Withington Liberal Democrat Signed
Jim Shannon 10/11/2010 Strangford DUP Signed
Marsha Singh 11/11/2010 Bradford West Labour Signed
Peter Bottomley 11/11/2010 Worthing West Conservative Signed
Tessa Munt 12/11/2010 Wells Liberal Democrat Signed
Kelvin Hopkins 15/11/2010 Luton North Labour Signed
John Hemming 15/11/2010 Birmingham, Yardley Liberal Democrat Signed
Tom Clarke 16/11/2010 Coatbridge, Chryston & Bellshill Labour Signed
Margaret Ritchie 18/11/2010 South Down Social Democratic and Labour Party Signed
Tom Blenkinsop 18/11/2010 Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland Labour Signed
Roger Williams 19/11/2010 Brecon & Radnorshire Liberal Democrat Signed
Virendra Sharma 22/11/2010 Ealing, Southall Labour Signed

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