Early day motion 1029

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VISCOUNT MASSACRES

That this House notes that 12 February 2013 will mark the 34th anniversary of the shooting down of Air Rhodesia Viscount Flight RH827 (the Umniati) by members of the Zimbabwe People's Revolutionary Army (ZIPRA) in the former Rhodesia resulting in the death of all on board; further notes that this was the second such shooting down of civilian airliners by ZIPRA and followed the shooting down of Air Rhodesia Flight RH825 (the Hunyani) by the same means on 3 September 1978; further notes that the 107 victims comprised civilian men, women and children, some of whom survived the crash of the Hunyani and were subsequently murdered on the ground by bayoneting and shooting; further notes that the victims included citizens from Switzerland, Scotland, Belgium, New Zealand, the UK and South Africa; recalls that the failure to officially condemn these atrocities, as articulated in the sermon by the late Very Reverend John da Costa known as The Deafening Silence, was an act of moral cowardice and deplores such failure; and commends the work done by Keith Nell and his Viscount Down Team to ensure that these atrocities are not forgotten and their ongoing efforts to alleviate suffering amongst the pensioner community of Zimbabwe.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bellingham, Henry Conservative Party North West Norfolk 05.02.2013
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 06.02.2013
Hoey, Kate Labour Party Vauxhall 05.02.2013
Hopkins, Kelvin Labour Party Luton North 07.02.2013
McCrea, Dr William Democratic Unionist Party South Antrim 06.02.2013
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 06.02.2013