19 March 1993
MOTION FOR A RECOMMENDATION
on the protection of Salman Rushdie
presented by Mr EISMA and others
Horrified by the confirmation of the "fatwah" issued against Salman Rushdie by the Iranian Government;
Noting that the United Kingdom Government is responsible for the protection of Salman Rushdie;
Convinced that the protection of the rights of Salman Rushdie - that is, his freedom of expression - needs the involvement of more countries than the United Kingdom,
Asks the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe to recommend that their governments contribute financially - together with the present responsible Government of the United Kingdom - to the protection of Salman Rushdie.
Signed: Eisma, Persson, Skaug, Worms, Pahtas, Hunt, Hacklin, Szélenyi, Brito, Aguiar, Atkinson, Hawlicek, Hadjidemetriou, Flückiger.