I wanted to provide you with this powerful letter written to the UK Foreign Secretary by Lord Alton, Baroness Caroline Cox on the concern of human rights abuses in Nigeria. I have included the letter here in full. below. (AH)
Lord Alton / Baroness Cox write to the Foreign Secretary "We therefore urge you to consider urgently how you can shine a light on these mounting crimes against humanity, undoubtedly predicated by a hatred of people who refuse to renounce their religious beliefs."
Baroness Cox’s Statement on the Return of Patients and Staff to the Lady Cox Rehabilitation Centre in Nagorno Karabakh
“In all the years I have had the privilege of visiting Armenia and Artsakh, I have always been profoundly impressed by the courage and resilience of the people, who always find ways of showing light in real darkness.
The commitment of Vardan and his team to re-open the rehabilitation centre so soon after the war is a great example of this. Almost all the staff have returned with Vardan and are providing greatly needed help for their patients and for new patients including soldiers injured in the war.
They truly represent the spirit of Armenia, with their courage, resilience, and love for those in need.” (Baroness Caroline Cox)
Lord Alton about the suppression of the right to protest and the arrest of more than 50 people, including pro-democracy politicians and campaigners, under the national security law in Hong Kong. (AH)
Baroness Cox's spoken question: My Lords, will the Minister tell us what initiatives Her Majesty’s Government are taking to lead efforts to build international co-operation and establish multilateral mechanisms for response, including the establishment of a UN special rapporteur to monitor and report on the human rights situation, as called for by many serving and former UN independent experts last year?