Human Rights Situation of Iraqi Turkmen

December 3, 2010 at 12:49 am | Posted in Turkmens | Leave a comment
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To everyone in the UK who is 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


80 signatures are needed.

Below are the names of the 20 MPs who have already signed : 

EDM 968  
Hancock, Mike   20 signatures
  Blenkinsop, Tom   Bottomley, Peter   Clarke, Tom
  Connarty, Michael   Durkan, Mark   Hemming, John
  Hopkins, Kelvin   Leech, John   McDonnell, John
  Munt, Tessa   Ritchie, Margaret   Rogerson, Dan
  Russell, Bob   Shannon, Jim   Sharma, Virendra
  Singh, Marsha   Williams, Mark   Williams, Roger
  Williams, Stephen        


That this House is concerned about the human rights situation of the Iraqi Turkmen, 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 Turkmen by both Saddam Hussein’s government until 2003 andthe Kurds since 2003, who claim the Iraqi Turkmen 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 Turkmen 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 Turkmen such as the right to participate in the forming of the new government and the right to have justice, equality, fairness and an 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.



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