Good news for this last day of September 2020: today, at the initiative of the President of the European Uyghur Institute, Dilnur Reyhan, fifty-five French parliamentarians launched a parliamentary collective in solidarity with the Uyghur people.
In response to the seriousness of events unfolding in the Uyghur Region, and after years of governmental inaction in many European countries, these members of parliament say that they want to take responsibility for the abominable situation in which the Uyghur people find themselves. Denouncing the cowardice of democratic countries supposedly committed to the defence of human rights, they have decided to change this trend of renunciation and to take a first step towards a more humane world.
The Uyghur diaspora, and in particular the European Uyghur Institute, based in Paris, thank the members of the collective for their action and trust their sense of justice in carrying out this support initiative, while calling on other representatives to join them.
List of signatories:
Members of the Socialist and allied group:
AVIRAGNET Joël, BATTISTEL Marie Noëlle, BIEMOURET Gisèle, BRICOUT Jean Louis, DAVID Alain, DUMONT Laurence, FAURE Olivier, GAROT Guillaume, HABIB David, HUTIN Christian, JOURDAN Chantal, JUANICO Régis, KARAMANLI Marietta, LAMBERT Jérôme, LESEUL Gérard, LETCHIMY Serge, MANIN Josette, NAILLET Philippe, PAU LANGEVIN George, PIRES BEAUNE Christine, POTIER Dominique, RABAULT Valérie, ROUAUX Claudia, SANTIAGO Isabelle, SAULIGNAC Hervé, TOLMONT Sylvie, UNTERMAIER Cécile, VAINQUEUR CHRISTOPHE Hélène, VALLAUD Boris, VICTORY Michèle.
Members of the Ecology Democracy and Solidarity group:
TACHE Aurélien, JULIEN-LAFARRIERE Hubert, FORTEZA Paula, VILLANI Cédric, BATHO Delphine, ORPHELIN Matthieu, DE COURSON Yolaine, NADOT Sébastien, TUFFNELL Frédérique, BAGARRY Delphine, CHAPELIER Annie, GAILLOT Albane et DE TEMMERMAN Jennifer.
Members of the la France Insoumise (LFI) group and that of the Democratic and Republican Left (GDR):
AUTAIN Clémentine, FAUCILLON Elsa, PRUDHOMME Loïc, RATENON Jean-Hugues, BROTHERSON Moetai, RUBIN Sabine, FIAT Caroline, RESSIGUIER Muriel, KECLARD-MONDESIR Manuéla, LARIVE Michel, OBONO Danièle.
Member of the Libertés et Territoires Group:
Read the article “French members of parliament stand with the Uyghur people”, by Dilnur Reyhan, published by Libération, here.