Early day motion 628

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KURDISH HUNGER STRIKES

That this House notes that on 25 October 2012 the Kurdish hunger strike in Turkey reached its 43rd day; further notes that 63 Kurdish political prisoners have been on hunger strike for the whole of this time and have now been joined by several hundred more; observes that the demands of the strikers include the release of Abdula Ocalan in order to negotiate a political settlement of the Kurdish question in Turkey and that Kurdish language rights in the public sphere be recognised; further notes that a letter has been sent to the Prime Minister on behalf of the Kurdish Federation of the UK asking the Government to do everything in its power to apply political pressure on the Turkish government to solve the Kurdish question; further notes that the Turkish Minister of Justice is reported to have met some of the hunger strikers and hopes that this significant move is a step towards meeting the fundamental rights of Kurdish people by the Turkish government; and calls on the Government to do all it can to support the rights of Kurdish people in Turkey.

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Name Party Constituency Date Signed
Bottomley, Peter Conservative Party Worthing West 24.10.2012
Caton, Martin Labour Party Gower 25.10.2012
Corbyn, Jeremy Labour Party Islington North 24.10.2012
Crockart, Mike Liberal Democrats Edinburgh West 01.11.2012
Glindon, Mary Labour Party North Tyneside 01.11.2012
Hancock, Mike Liberal Democrats Portsmouth South 29.10.2012
Kaufman, Gerald Labour Party Manchester Gorton 30.10.2012
Lammy, David Labour Party Tottenham 05.12.2012
Lucas, Caroline Green Party Brighton Pavilion 05.11.2012
McDonnell, Alasdair Social Democratic and Labour Party Belfast South 05.11.2012
McDonnell, John Labour Party Hayes and Harlington 25.10.2012
Meale, Alan Labour Party Mansfield 25.10.2012
Russell, Bob Liberal Democrats Colchester 24.10.2012
Shannon, Jim Democratic Unionist Party Strangford 30.10.2012
Williams, Hywel Plaid Cymru Arfon 30.10.2012