Baroness Cox warning of the ethnic cleansing of Armenians during the Ukraine crisis

Dr. John Eibner signed a joint letter with Baroness Cox and other international officials alerting the British foreign minister about the unrest in Nagorno-Karabakh, saying in part: “We may be on the precipice of one of the worst acts of ethnic cleansing in the Caucasus region in a century.”

The joint letter goes further to state that “Azerbaijan has made clear its intention to erase everything Armenian, whether cemeteries, churches, or people, from the territory under its control. And with both Russia and the international community preoccupied by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, it is now clearly testing the waters to see how much aggression it can get away with.” It also urges the British foreign minister to “raise this matter with the Azerbaijani Government at the highest levels, and to publicly affirm that you will not accept any infringement of the right of the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh to live safely in their homeland and determine their own political future.”

Here is the letter in full -

With the world’s eyes on Ukraine, Azerbaijan is taking full advantage : Armenia Focus

With the world’s eyes on Ukraine, Azerbaijan is taking full advantage

(This is an article written for the House magazine by Baroness Cox  found here at Politics Home.com  where you can read the full article.)

The nature of my work often requires me to enter war zones.

For four decades, I have crossed borders, sometimes illegally, to deliver humanitarian aid and to stand in solidarity with people under fire. One might expect that, after so many years, my heart would
become hardened to such suffering. Yet when the Russian invasion began, my heart broke again. The profound grief of Ukrainians is impossible to fathom.

Each new day, we are exposed to further suffering. More bombs. More killings. More displacement. Column inches are filled with reflections of our collective sense of horror, as we try to process the sheer inhumanity of war and the invasion’s broader geopolitical significance. Yet to date, no attention has been paid to a small but very significant enclave in the South Caucasus, over 1,000 miles away from Ukraine, currently under the protection of Russian troops.

Baroness Cox Question for Home Office Money Laundering

Question for Home Office Money Laundering

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the National Crime Agency's seizure of millions of pounds derived from the Azerbaijan laundromat on 31 January, what steps they intend to take, if any, against complicit shell companies registered in the UK. Asked 3 February 2022

Answered 15 February 2022 By Baroness Williams of Trafford (Conservative, Life peer)

Recognising the operational independence of law enforcement, the Home Office cannot comment on any ongoing cases.

The Government is committed to reforming the role of Companies House and improving transparency over UK companies and property, to strengthen our business environment and combat economic crime.

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Armenia: Azerbaijan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Armenia: Azerbaijan

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government what representations they have made to the government of Azerbaijan concerning possible violations of the Nagorno-Karabakh Ceasefire Agreement, including reports of Azerbaijani military attacks on Armenian civilians on 2, 8, 10, and 11 January. Asked 19 January 2022

Answered 2 February 2022 By Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon (Conservative, Life peer)

Baroness Cox Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Armenia: Azerbaijan

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office Armenia: Azerbaijan

Baroness Cox to ask Her Majesty's Government, further to the Written Answer by Lord Goldsmith of Richmond Park on 17 January (HL5229), what further representations they will make to the government of Azerbaijan "to settle all outstanding matters including the peaceful negotiation of their borders" following reports of (1) three Azerbaijani attacks on Armenian civilians in Nagorno Karabakh, the Gegharkunik province and the Stepanakert-Shushi road, and (2) Azerbaijani forces firing on the Armenian position in the eastern part of the line of contact. Asked 19 January 2022