Action

ACTION CYPRUS

AN HEC PROJECT

Illegal Entry into the Republic of Cyprus

 

Draft Letter of Protest

Please use the following draft letter as a guide and send your complaints to
the following e-mail addresses.

sludfordmep@cix.co.uk; sludford@europarl.eu.int; info@libdems.org.uk;
aldegroup@europarl.eu.int; jborrell@europarl.eu.int;
eplondon@europarl.eu.int


More resources including Fax and Telephone numbers can be found at the
bottom of the page.


Dear Sir/Madam,

 

It has come to my attention that the British Liberal Democrat MEP for London, Baroness Sarah Ludford entered into the Republic of Cyprus through the illegal Tymbou airport somtime between the dates of 30/1/2005 and 7/2/2005, along with Liberal Democrat councillor Meral Ece

 

Not only is this a deliberate violation of the laws of the Republic of Cyprus which expressly prohibit the use of the illegal airport in Tymbou village as a means to enter the Republic's territory which includes all of the territory in the occupied areas in the north, which it is prevented from exercising its authority in by the presence of 40,000 illegal Turkish occupation troops which have been stationed there for over 30 years in violation of repeated UN resolutions, the UN Charter and international law, but this is also an express violation of UN Security Council Resolution 541 (1983) and Resolution 550 (1984) which declare the illegal secessionist state set up by the Turkish occupying forces in Cyprus "legally invalid" and call upon all members not to recognise the illegal secessionist state and its organs in any way and not to engage any action which might exacerbate the situation or assist the pseudo-state in any way and call upon all members to respect the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of the Republic of Cyprus, by an elected European official and representative of the European Union and European Parliament.

 

Baroness Sarah Ludford's illegal entry into the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus also constitutes a serious violation of the European Parliament's own Codes of conduct; specifically Rule 9 and Annex XI of the 'Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament' and Section II. G of the 'Guide to the obligations of officials and servants of the European Parliament Code of Conduct' which states it is the "duty of officials and other servants to fulfil their private obligations and comply with the laws and police regulations in force."

 

Baroness Sarah Ludford was fully aware that she was engaging in an illegal act in violation of EU Law and the Laws of the Republic of Cyprus since she stated to journalists that she regretted that her illegal flight had to stop over in Turkey before entering the occupied areas of the Republic of Cyprus. During this stop over in Turkey she was informed that entry through Tymbou airport was not permitted for the flight she boarded and that the plane would have to wait in Turkey until it was relabelled as a flight of the illegal Turkish Cypriot airways, in order to avoid legal action against the planes owners and the original airport it set out from. At any point during this time when she was aware what she was doing was illegal she could have stepped off the plane and returned home.

 

Under Section III D of the 'Guide to the obligations of officials and servants of the European Parliament Code of Conduct' members of the public are entitled to have their complains heard.

 

I therefore demand that the European Parliament the European Liberal Democrats Group and the British Liberal Democrats investigate Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP and councillor Meral Ece for misconduct and take disciplinary action against them both to ensure that this serious breach of Cyprus and international law can never occur again.

 

 

Yours faithfully,




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RESOURCES
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Address:Baroness Sarah Ludford MEP
London Liberal Democrat European Office
36 St Peter's Street
London   N1 8JT
Tel No:(020) 7288 2526
Fax No:(020) 7288 2526;

Brussels FAX: +32 (0)2 284 9104

Strasbourg FAX: +33 (0)3 88 17 9104

Email: sludfordmep@cix.co.uk; sludford@europarl.eu.int

websites:www.sarahludfordmep.org.uk



For more information, contact the UK Office of the European Parliament, 2 Queen Anne's Gate, London SW1H 9AA - Tel: (020) 7227 4300. Fax: (020) 7227 4302.
E-mail: eplondon@europarl.eu.int

Liberal Democrats info@libdems.org.uk
European Liberal Democrats aldegroup@europarl.eu.int

Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament
Rule 9
Code of conduct
http://www2.europarl.eu.int/omk/sipade2?PUBREF=-//EP//TEXT+RULES-EP+20040720+RULE-009+DOC+XML+V0//EN&HNAV=Y


ANNEX XI
Prevention of fraud, corruption and any illegal activity detrimental to the
Communities' interests
http://www2.europarl.eu.int/omk/sipade2?PUBREF=-//EP//TEXT+RULES-EP+20040720+ANN-11+DOC+XML+V0//EN&HNAV=Y


Guide to the obligations of officials and servants
of the European Parliament
CODE OF CONDUCT
http://www.europarl.eu.int/codex/default_en.htm


II. SERVICE OBLIGATIONS
G. Duty of officials and other servants to fulfil their private obligations
and comply with the laws and police regulations in force (Article 23)
'The privileges and immunities enjoyed by officials [and other servants] are
accorded solely in the interests of the Communities. Subject to the Protocol
on Privileges and Immunities, officials [and other servants] shall not be
exempt from complying with the laws and police regulations in force.'


III. RELATIONS WITH CITIZENS
D. Complaints
1. Members of the public are entitled to complain against any infringements
of the provisions set out in Section III.
2. A person responsible for handling complaints shall be appointed within
the Directorate-General for Personnel under the authority of the
Director-General.
3. The person responsible for handling complaints shall inform the
Directorates-General concerned of their subject-matter and deal with them
properly and in accordance with the rules.

Josep Borrell Fontelles
President of the European Parliament
Rue Wiertz
B-1047, Brussels
Belgium

or send an email to jborrell@europarl.eu.int.

 

A grieving mother holding photos of her missing son.
1600+ men, women and children still missing

Greek Cypriots taken prisoner and transported to Turkey.
up to 70,000 held hostage in concentration camps

A Greek Cypriot napalmed by the Turkish air-force.
5000+ massacred

Greek Cypriots subjected to humiliating and degrading treatment.
thousands raped and tortured
200,000 ethnically cleansed

Christian gave stones smashed by the Turks.
500+ churches desecrated or destroyed

The murder of Tasos Isaac.
murders of refugees continue to this day

The murder of Solomos Solomou.

2001/2005 HEC and Argyros Argyrou. Updated on 11 February 2005.