Here are a selection of posts from 2019 – to provide a recap of the year through a different lens – and a distraction when the festivities prove too much.  The year begins and ends with posts about Genocide in Iraq, human rights violations in Pakistan and North Korea, and disturbing events in Hong Kong.

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Here are a selection of my posts from 2019 – to provide a recap of the year through a different lens – and a distraction when the festivities prove too much.


2019 began with a post about genocide in Northern Iraq and the then Foreign Secretary’s announcement that he had commissioned a Review of how the Foreign Office responds to persecution.  

Among the last posts of the year are reports from my recent visit to Northern Iraq – during which I visited the spiritual leader of the Yazidis, met survivors of ISIS genocide and went to Simile the site of the 1933 genoicde against Syrian Christians.


There are also recent posts about continuing persecution in Pakistan and North Korea. 


There are posts from Timisoara (commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of Communism); reports from Taiwan and Hong Kong (fearing asphyxiation by Chinese Communism);  posts about the General Election; events and speeches in Parliament; the defence of human life in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland; an essay on our loss of identity and identity politics; a post on Article 19 of the UDHR and attacks on journalists; posts on the life of children  in Pakistan’s 20,000 brick kilns and modern day slavery and human trafficking; the deaths of 39 Vietnamese migrants seeking a better life in the UK; the launch of a new coalition on genocide; a lecture at Salt Lake City’s Brigham Young University on freedom of religion or belief;  talks in New York  and Philadelphia on remembering atrocities like the Armenian Genocide and acting to prevent new ones; talks in Washington on the destruction of sacred places and the threat to North East Syria; the freeing of Asia Bibi; a surprise anniversary event to celebrate 40 years in Parliament; posts highlighting the plight of Uighurs, Yazidis, Rohingya and Kachin minorities;  debates on Nigeria, North Eastern Syria, Hong Kong, the Amritsar Massacre, and Pakistan; an inquiry into the drug Primodos and the long campaign for victims of mesothelioma.

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Over Christmas, Islamic State Beheaded 11 Nigerian Christians. Shocking news reports with in depth analysis from the BBC on the ideology that is intent on creating a genocide in Nigeria. Read a parliamentary debate held 18 months ago. The warnings of systematic persecution and horrific executions, abductions, and an unfolding genocide have been wantonly ignored.  These terrible executions in Nigeria will be a first test of how the UK’s Foreign Office and Aid programmes will be deployed to provide substance to Boris Johnson’s very welcome commitment to end such barbarism. 

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Conservative Home December 27th : “It is no secret that some senior civil servants in the Foreign Office do not share the Prime Minister’s commitment to implementing the Truro Recommendations.” Why he is right and they are wrong. And the persecution they ignore in China.

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The most important book I have read in 2019 is Professor Julia Lovell’s brilliant “ Maoisim: a Global History.” The  winner of the 2019 Cundill History Prize, she examines the new Maoist mood in China. This book is indispensable reading if you want to understand what it is that the people of Hong Kong are so fearful of and have taken a stand against.

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Here are a selection of posts from 2019 – to provide a recap of the year through a different lens – and a distraction when the festivities prove too much.  The year begins and ends with posts about Genocide in Iraq, human rights violations in Pakistan and North Korea, and disturbing events in Hong Kong.

Dec 22, 2019 8:17 PM

Christmas in Pakistan: shocking story of Christian woman while Dawn details the case of an academic from Pakistan,  Junaid Hafeez, who has been sentenced to death  on blasphemy charges by a Court in Multan. He has already spent 6 years in solitary confinement, which in human rights law must amount to torture, cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment contrary to the provisions of Article 7 of the ICCPR (to which Pakistan is a State Party). Multan is the city where Shagufta Kauser, once again  spent Christmas – in the cell previously occupied by Asia Bibi – and separated from her disabled husband, Shafqat Emmanuel. He is paralysed from the chest down and is also incarcerated on blasphemy charges, sentenced to death, and separated from their four children, aged between 9 and 15. Also, the case of a 14 years old Christian girl Huma, who was kidnapped, forcibly converted and married to her abductor, in Karachi. And this shocking story: “They Forced Me Down, All I Did Was Pray”: the account of a Pakistani Christian rape survivor

Dec 21, 2019 4:00 PM

Christmas in North Korea: Why North Korea is still number one on the World Watch List, according to a North Korean Escapee. Read his harrowing and challenging account of the three options facing North Koreans who have a religious faith, knowing that if you are discovered, you will be imprisoned, tortured, and almost certainly killed. Spare them a thought as we approach Christmas.

Dec 20, 2019 1:42 PM


Dec 19, 2019 10:09 AM

Robert Hardman writes powerfully in today’s Daily Mail about the plight of the Uighur Muslims of Western China.Instead of  censuring and disowning Mesut Ozil for speaking up on their behalf – he posted a message on Instagram in their defence – Arsenal football club should have stood by him and praised his courage

Dec 18, 2019 12:49 PM

Timişoara and the Romanian Revolution of 1989 – and how László Tokes rewrote history.

Dec 15, 2019 2:56 PM

It’s not often that you can choose to save a life or to end one. But when you cast your General Election vote you have the opportunity and duty to do just that. If a candidate wants to deny a vulnerable person the right to life, isn’t it time to deny them your vote?

Dec 11, 2019 6:32 PM

December 10th was United Nations Human Rights Day. This year’s theme? Youth standing up for human rights.In Hong Kong, an entire generation’s struggle for democracy in the face of brutal repression continues. Stand With Hong Kong’s young people standing up for democracy, the rule of law and human rights. Former House of Commons Speaker, John Bercow, says Carrie Lam should be engaging with the newly elected councillors in Hong Kong and calls for universal suffrage

Dec 10, 2019 5:00 PM

Interview with Hong Kong’s Nina Lo of Radio Television Hong Kong Current Affairs Programme The Pulse. With 800,000 pro democracy campaigners on the streets again this weekend, Carrie Lam needs to be less of an ostrich, take her head out of the sand, and meet the newly elected representatives who speak for millions.

Dec 9, 2019 5:45 PM

Bardarash – Refugees fleeing North East Syria describe ethnic cleansing and war crimes and their sense of betrayal. Bardarash is a symbol of the world’s inability to uphold international law and its failure to punish injustice. “Mr.Trump says we Kurds are ‘not angels.’ No. But we are human beings.” Daily Telegraph article about Bardarash

Dec 7, 2019 1:01 PM

Alqosh – Nahum – Prophet of Iraq – With A Powerful Message For Our Own Times – healing history and contradicting the prophets of doom.

Dec 7, 2019 10:27 AM

Standing at Simile where throats were cut in an orgy of violence and meeting today’s Genocide victims challenges our generation to break the unremitting cycle of hate and brutality.

Dec 6, 2019 6:09 PM

Today in Nineveh the stories of two ancient communities rang out as a rebuke to the international community and its failure to protect and prevent genocide and to punish those responsible. Yazidi and Christian leaders told me “what happened to us was beyond imagination”

Dec 5, 2019 4:45 PM

Genocide in Iraq was also about attempts to destroy identity, memory, language, and the ethnicity and beliefs of ancient peoples. But there are signs of hope as brave communities refuse to die or let their remarkable history be eradicated in the contemporary Dark Ages of ISIS.

Dec 4, 2019 5:27 PM

Knowing Their Own Story – Self Governing Kurds in Iraq Have Been An Oasis Of Stability And Provided Sanctuary For Persecuted Minorities. Signs of hope amongst great suffering and persecution

Dec 3, 2019 6:15 PM

When and How Does A Genocide Begin? Meeting communities in Kurdistan and Iraq which have been subjected to Genocide.

Dec 2, 2019 5:23 PM

South China Morning Post – why Carrie Lam mustn’t squander the opportunity given to her and why she should be convening an urgent consultation with Hong Kong’s newly elected councils and councillors. Chris Patten urges Carrie Lam to respond to Hong Kong’s elections

Nov 30, 2019 8:54 AM

Speech to students at the University of Oxford. Deny your vote to those who deny others the right to life. Why both lives matter.

Nov 28, 2019 4:29 PM

Today Is Red Wednesday: Stand Up for people persecuted for daring to be different – persecuted for their beliefs or religion by regimes and ideologies that refused to accept Article 18 of the Universal declaration of Human Rights. The Foreign Office, Lambeth Palace and Westminster Cathedral among those to light up red.

Nov 27, 2019 1:05 PM

Independent Electoral Observation Mission Findings on the 2019 District Council Election in Hong Kong. Carrie Lam is asked to establish an independent Electoral Commission – to replace the State run Authority, which is seen as “marking its own homework” – and to introduce the residential registration of voters to prevent personation and attempts at election rigging. Banning candidates or parties or limiting free speech emasculates democracy. “I would say directly to Carrie Lam, do not squander this opportunity. Don’t waste this chance … the window has been opened for you,” Interview with BBC World Service Radio.

Nov 26, 2019 3:54 PM

GIS Reports On Line – Essay on The Politics of Identity and the loss of trust in politicians. With a loss of trust pointing to a growing divide between the concerns of the political classes and those of British citizens, most British voters now believe that their Parliament does not reflect the nation’s views. As they battle for votes in the forthcoming General Election, political elites would do well to consider struggling and forgotten communities.

Nov 26, 2019 1:18 PM

At a ceremony today in Hong Kong, Joshua Wong Received the Westminster Award For Human Rights, Human Life, and Human Dignity.

Nov 25, 2019 9:43 AM

Hong Kong – Did you see the people vote? Did you hear the people’s voice? Beijing and their Hong Kong Government mustn’t squander this historic opportunity to build political progress and end months of paralysis. How the South China Morning Post covered this historic election. Why Carrie Lam must seize the opportunity to engage and respond. Articles from City AM and Der Spiegel

Nov 24, 2019 9:00 PM

As Masked Intruders Set Fire to Hong Kong’s Epoch Times Printing Press, what is it about free speech that totalitarians hate the most? Answers from Liu Xiaobo, Mala Yousafzai, Martin Luther King, Mother Teresa, Winston Churchill, Terry Pratchett, Abraham Lincoln, Immanuel Kant, and Nelson Mandela… And the New York Times on the incarceration of 1 million Uighurs “This Is Not Dystopian Fiction. This Is China.” Column on Hong Kong from this week’s edition of The Universe.

Nov 21, 2019 10:47 AM

Will the UK Government act when its own employees are ‘tortured’? The fate of Simon Cheng graphically illustrates why people in Hong Kong are so fearful of Chinese Communism. Reports from The Guardian, Daily Telegraph, and Washington Post

Nov 20, 2019 6:31 PM

URGENT – What is happening at Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University is truly shocking…..UK POLITICIANS CALL ON HONG KONG CHIEF EXECUTIVE CARRIE LAM TO ACT TO PREVENT LOSS OF LIFE AT HONG KONG’S POLYTECHNIC UNIVERSITY. Lord Hogan Howe urges no use of ” lethal force because it can only make the situation worse… Unless life is at risk hold back.” Letter is sent to Carrie Lam reminding her of her duty to prevent the use of lethal force. John Bercow – former Commons Speaker – adds his voice. Plus Other Views including an article by Nathan Law

Nov 17, 2019 5:44 PM

As Red Army Soldiers Take To Hong Kong’s Streets- For The First Time – What’s this clash of competing ideologies and beliefs all about? China: The View from Over the Wall

Nov 16, 2019 4:13 PM

Remembering Mrs.Hudson

Nov 14, 2019 10:28 PM

Hong Kong Universities Turned Into A War Zone. Can you hear the people sing? Will you come and stand with me?

Nov 13, 2019 10:16 PM

As Berlin celebrates the fall of the Wall and the end of Communist dictatorship, pro democracy campaigners in Hong Kong face fatal violence. We are all Hong Kongers Now 🇹🇼 🇭🇰

Nov 10, 2019 12:24 PM

What is South Korea thinking of by repatriating refugees to the North? It would have been like sending people back over the Berlin Wall to their certain death.

Nov 9, 2019 8:08 PM

Why, in the General Election, I hope people back Frank Field – the right honourable and brave Member of Parliament for Birkenhead

Nov 8, 2019 2:04 PM

A Parliament of Errors Which Could Now Hang The Country – General Election 2019

Nov 7, 2019 7:48 AM

Questions Raised In Parliament about China’s Repatriation of North Korean Refugees; about North Korea’s human rights violations; about hunger in North Korea; and reports that 11 million people, including 140,000 children in North Korea remain undernourished and that 30,000 of those people “face an increased risk of death”.

Nov 4, 2019 6:55 PM

MAJOR NEW COALITION LAUNCHED IN PARLIAMENT TO CONFRONT CONTEMPORARY GENOCIDE Read Article On Conservative Home and Endorsement by Helena Kennedy QC. Visit Coalition for Genocide Response web site. Read posts by Coalition founders. Ewelina Ochab and Luke de Pulford

Nov 3, 2019 7:10 PM

November 2nd Rally In Protest At Eritrea’s Confiscation of Hospitals and Clinics, its Persecution Of People of Faith and Indefinite Conscription. Also, Eritrea In The News – Important exhibition held in London and featured more than 40 images – a mix of archive material and personal collections, some never publicly exhibited before.

Nov 1, 2019 4:11 PM

US House of Representatives In Historic Vote To Recognise The Killing of Over 1 Million Armenians As A Genocide. New York Conference Links Past Genocides And Persecution To Contemporary Genocides. America Magazine article.

Oct 30, 2019 11:22 AM

Joshua Wong’s Disqualification From Contesting Hong Kong’s District Council Elections Throws Doubt On Their Legitimacy. Link to Thursday’s 3 Hour House of Lords Debate. Times Reports On Tests Now Imposed On Chinese Journalists; Threats To UK Universities; Parliamentary Reply On International Observers For Hong Kong Elections; Hong Kong Watch Response to the UK Government’s 6 Monthly Report On Hong Kong. British Government Expresses Its Concern Over Joshua Wong’s Disqualification

Oct 29, 2019 9:52 AM

Faras Ghani of Al Jazeera has produced a powerful report about the 4.5 million people- many of them children, and many from Dalit and Christian minorities- forced to work in Pakistan’s 20,000 brick kilns. You can read it here. Also whether the persecution of Ahmadi and Christian minorities was raised during the visit to Pakistan by HRH the Duke of Cambridge.

Oct 27, 2019 6:56 PM

War Crimes In North East Syria Raised Again In Parliament On October 24th. And Antony Loyd’s Report From The Times That ISIS Flags Are Flying Again Over ISIS Camps. Parliamentary Reply about the use of White Phosphorous: November 4th.

Oct 25, 2019 11:42 AM

For 3 Hours, the House of Lords Debated Hong Kong. British Politicians United Across All Parties In Demanding That “one country, two systems” is honoured. Both living former Governors of Hong Kong Spoke. Peers highlighted egregious violations of human rights in China and called for reform, tolerance, dialogue and free speech and for the international community to stand with the people of Hong Kong in their hour of need.

Oct 25, 2019 11:20 AM

With the danger of further Genocide in north east Syria my Genocide Determination Private Member’s Bill will receive its First Reading in Parliament Today

Oct 21, 2019 8:46 AM

The blood of the innocent in Northern Ireland will cry out. Read what Nuala O’Loan has to say to Westminster and Belfast politicians

Oct 20, 2019 12:19 PM

House of Lords Debate on The Queens Speech  – 70th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions. War Crimes and Human Rights Violations in North East Syria. The Use of White Phosphorous Against Children and Civilians. 70 Years of Chinese Communism – and the fears of the people of Hong Kong – and a new Genocide Bill to be considered by Parliament.

Oct 16, 2019 9:06 PM

Attacks On journalists – defending Article 19 of the UNDHR

Oct 14, 2019 3:58 PM

Our Duty To Stop The Bombing of The Kurds – letter to The Times Questions in Parliament about War Crimes and potential  Genocide against minorities in North East Syria  – October 15th.

Oct 12, 2019 2:42 PM

St.John Henry Newman – “A man would do nothing if he waited until he could do it so well that no one could find fault” “Fear not that your life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning” “The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men.” “I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons” “Heart Speaks To Heart…”

Oct 12, 2019 10:43 AM

Human Dignity and Religious Freedom – Speech at Brigham Young University, Salt Lake City, Utah

Oct 11, 2019 8:20 PM

As China tells Hong Kong to force its citizens to expose their faces to facial recognition surveillance here are two stories that should make us face up to the nature of Tiananmen-style authoritarianism

Oct 4, 2019 10:14 AM

Countdown To Barbarism in Northern Ireland – as health care providers join the mass protests against a barbaric law being imposed by Westminster.

Sep 26, 2019 5:05 PM

Some talks in Philadelphia, organised by Matt Pinto and Ascension.  These included talks on heritage and identity, at the Collegium Institute, and others on human trafficking and global religious persecution.  

Sep 24, 2019 10:03 PM

Parliamentary Replies from the Minister of State at the Foreign Office on Hong Kong; Yazidi girls being sold in Iran; Eritrean abuses of human rights; and a reply from Sajid Javid, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, about Local Housing Allowance Rates. UK Government Insists That China Must Honour Two Systems One Country.

Sep 20, 2019 7:37 PM

New Reports Launched in Parliament on the Plight of Pakistani Minorities and the Rohingya.

Sep 20, 2019 4:13 PM

The Tragic Deaths of 39 Vietnamese Migrants – including teenagers – are a shocking wake up call that slavery did not end in the 19th century. Today there are more slaves in the world than ever before: with more than 40 million people enslaved. The Director of the charity, the Arise Foundation, describes how it is making a fundamental difference on the front-line in the battle against human trafficking and modern day slavery – Read about their amazing work here:

Sep 18, 2019 4:37 PM

155 U.K. Parliamentarians Join Forces To Call For International Support For The People Of Hong Kong With An “Insurance Policy” Of Second Citizenship And A Second Place Of Abode – Should The Need Arise

Sep 10, 2019 12:43 AM

Kill the Bill Not Northern Ireland’s Future. Northern Ireland Stands United In Defiance of Westminster’s New Law To Impose Abortion Up To 28 Weeks Gestation. Huge Crowds Gather Peacefully at Stormont To Make Their Voices Heard.

Sep 6, 2019 9:10 PM

Cross Party Alliance of MPs Call on The International Community To Give Hong Kong’s People a Second Citizenship And Right of Abode If Communist China Dismantles “Two Systems One Country” and Rides Roughshod Over The Rule of Law, Democracy, and Human Rights in Hong Kong. See Motion and Letter in Today’s Times newspaper….

Sep 3, 2019 12:24 PM

Tackle food waste – which accounts for up to 10% of man-made greenhouse gas emissions and accounts for 30% of all food produced – and simultaneously tackle obesity and overeating by 2 billion of the world’s population – and you positively impact  hunger, famine, global warming, and poor health. It should be a no brainer. More than enough in the world for everyone’s needs but not enough if we fail to tame our greed.

Aug 28, 2019 6:40 PM

Brilliant article setting out the case for Britain to honour its commitment to Hong Kong and to fundamental human rights. It calls on the Commonwealth and other nations to offer a second place of abode, and citizenship, as an insurance policy to Hong Kong people, should Hong Kong resile on its commitment to “one nation, two systems.”

Aug 28, 2019 11:10 AM

Burma’s Cardinal Charles Bo in “Reflections from the Periphery” doesn’t dodge the big challenges facing his own country or the rest of us. But it offers peaceful ways forward and its respectful and hopeful message deserves to be widely read.

Aug 15, 2019 12:48 PM

China and Hong Kong:  David and Goliath Struggle     The UK and Commonwealth should guarantee the citizenship, resettlement rights and right of abode of Hong Kong people in Commonwealth countries.     “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will….In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi  

Aug 15, 2019 11:34 AM

The Destruction of Sacred Places in the Middle East and what cultural genocide means for the region’s living stones and Will religious freedom survive in north east Syria? Also, You Tube video of speech to the Washington Ministerial on Freedom of Religion or Belief

Jul 18, 2019 6:55 PM

Speech At The Ministerial on Religious Freedom in Washington DC

Jul 17, 2019 6:58 PM

Parliamentary Debate on Religious Freedom following the publication of the Report of the Independent Inquiry into Persecution of Christians which concluded that the persecution of 250 million Christians comprises the, “most shocking abuses of human rights in the modern era”. And four Ministerial Replies concerning the situation in Nigeria, Eritrea, Burma, and the plight of North Korean refugees repatriated from China.

Jul 13, 2019 10:16 PM

Why Westminster Politicians Are Wrong To Ignore Devolution In Northern Ireland And To Impose Abortion. Listen To Northern Ireland -where 64% of people are opposed to Westminster intervening to change its law, rising to 66% of women and 72% of 18 to 32 year-olds. Recall that 100,000 would not be alive in Northern Ireland today if Great Britain’s abortion law had been imposed there.

Jul 13, 2019 10:02 PM

British and Pakistan Governments and the Commonwealth Challenged In The British Parliament To Champion the Persecuted Minorities Of Pakistan; to uphold the ideals of Muhammad Ali Jinnah; and for Prince William to meet the minorities during his forthcoming visit.

Jul 3, 2019 12:16 PM

Forthcoming July 2nd Parliamentary Debate about the plight of Pakistan’s Minorities and the UK’s £2 billion aid to Pakistan – and the treatment of Asia Bibi. Forthcoming article from Parliament’s House Magazine. Some of the Questions and Interventions on behalf of persecuted Pakistanis.

Jun 28, 2019 7:13 PM

China and Hong Kong:  David and Goliath Struggle     The UK and Commonwealth should guarantee the citizenship, resettlement rights and right of abode of Hong Kong people in Commonwealth countries.     “Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will….In a gentle way, you can shake the world” – Mahatma Gandhi  

Jun 22, 2019 10:00 PM

When a British Court orders a woman to have an abortion, it turns justice on its head, is a gross violation of human rights, and represents the tyrannical suppression of the rights of a family. It also makes a mockery of the so-called “right to choose.”

Jun 22, 2019 9:10 AM

Why we must stand in solidarity with Sudan’s brave protestors

Jun 21, 2019 9:56 PM

Why we should support Jeremy Hunt’s call for a strong response to Iran and not lose sight of how this theocratic regime subjugates it’s own people.

Jun 21, 2019 11:04 AM

This week’s Parliamenary debate on anti-Semitism

Jun 19, 2019 1:24 PM

Shocking Report launched in Parliament highlighting the trafficking and exploitation of North Korean women and girls – one as young as 14 sold into marriage by trafficking gangs

Jun 16, 2019 12:41 PM

Campaign to encourage Dads to read books to their children – the best investment of time that you could ever make.

Jun 14, 2019 10:59 AM

Listen To The People of Hong Kong – And Help Them To Preserve The Basic Law That Protects Autonomy and Freedom. Read Joshua Wong’s Powerful Letter From His Prison Cell. Some Good news from Hong Kong.

Jun 13, 2019 8:57 AM

The Suffering of Pakistan’s Minorities Raised In the UK Parliament. Government promises to look again at how £2.6 billion of aid has been prioritised.

Jun 6, 2019 7:07 PM

Spectator article: President Trump’s visit to the UK – and why the UK needs to think carefully about where its true friendships lie.

Jun 4, 2019 4:31 PM

Today’s House of Lords Debate on Britain’s Foreign Policy. Calls to use “smart power” to defend fundamental freedoms and to sustain rules based order.

May 21, 2019 11:49 PM

Attacks On Journalists – 2018 was the deadliest year ever for journalists – 99 were killed, 348 detained and 60 taken hostage by non-state groups.

May 16, 2019 1:39 PM

Asia Bibi is Free- See BBC Interview

May 8, 2019 1:13 PM

Why Sanctions On The Burmese Military Need To Be Strengthened; Why Those Responsible For Crimes Against Humanity – Against Rohingya and Kachin – Need To Be Bought To Justice; and Why, As Basic Freedoms Are Eroded In Burma, Hopes Of Progress Are Being Dashed

May 2, 2019 9:32 AM

Surprise Celebration of 40 years in Parliament – 40 years since the Liverpool Edge Hill By Election: Freedom is not “free” it comes at a great price.

May 1, 2019 5:36 PM

Amnesty haemorrhages support as it loses its way. It should stop spending its funds to promote abortion and get back to the vision of its founder, Peter Benenson, working for prisoners of conscience and human rights.

May 1, 2019 9:55 AM

The Danube Institute Conference on Invisible Victims and Religious Freedom, April 9th, 2019, The Reform Club, London. And what Jeremy Hunt, the Foreign Secretary, had to say on Easter Sunday about the targeting of Christians

Apr 10, 2019 12:39 PM

Three speeches in Parliament this week: War in the Yemen and the sale of arms to Saudi Arabia; Corruption and aid programmes to countries like Pakistan; and the lack of legal mechanisms to hold to account those who use rape as a weapon on war in countries like the Congo

Apr 3, 2019 1:46 PM

The World of Yesterday – Memoirs of a European – Stefan Zweig:  and its relevance to Project Hate 2019.

Mar 24, 2019 10:35 AM

Gladys Aylward, the little woman, and China’s Inn of The Sixth Happiness – or more accurately, the Inn of the Eight Happinesses

Mar 9, 2019 11:20 AM

Please support disabled children like Amy by giving them a voice – while I remain siLENT for 24 hours for Million Minutes

Mar 7, 2019 9:10 PM

Aegis Trust ceremony at the House of Lords as Ambassador Kenneth Quinn is given an Aegis Award for Combating Genocide in Cambodia; Report of Parliamentary Meeting about Hong Kong British Nationals Overseas Passport Holders And Home Office Signals Progress In A Letter From Ministers

Mar 5, 2019 4:18 PM

Primodos: A Welcome Review Into A Drug That Did Enormous Harm – including follow up letter from the Minister for Health.

Mar 1, 2019 9:57 AM

House of Commons debate on forced organ harvesting. Follow up Questions and Minister’s reply- April 4th 2019 – in the Lords. Spectator Article. How To watch the China Tribunal on line. Questions in Parliament on the Muslim Uighurs . Ministers Questioned in the House of Lords about tortured lawyers; demolished Christian churches; abducted Pastor; organ harvesting and incarceration of Uighurs and how the continued deterioration of human rights in China will fuel resentment and radicalisation across the globe and threaten China’s desire to create a harmonious society. Speech by Fiona Bruce MP about the Uighurs.

Feb 25, 2019 4:24 PM

2019 marks the centenary of Jallianwala Bagh – the Amritsar Massacre which Churchill condemned as “an extraordinary event, a monstrous event… which stands in singular and sinister isolation.” We must learn the lessons of history.

Feb 19, 2019 12:30 PM

The Battle Against Asbestos Related Diseases Such As Mesothelioma – which will kill another 60,000 British people unless we find a cure – Raised In Parliament. 

Feb 17, 2019 12:38 PM

Threat To Murder An Innocent Woman Who Has Languished On Death Row  for Nine Years. Pakistan’s Supreme Court Upholds Their Decision To Free Asia Bibi. Questions asked in Parliament about renewed threats to her life and the role of UK aid in promoting a less discriminatory society. BBC Report.

Jan 29, 2019 12:41 PM

Carnage and Murder in the Philippines As innocent People Pay The Price of Extremism. Parliament Debates the Human Rights Violations of the Duterte Government. Calls to Protect Filipino Workers From Exploitation and Trafficking. Extremists Urged To End the Violence In Joint Declaration in UAE

Jan 28, 2019 11:59 AM

Jeremy Hunt’s promised Foreign Office Review into Persecution will have no credibility if it simply seeks to justify the indifference that led to the mass graves of Nineveh. Read Christina Lamb’s account of what happens when you ignore genocide. February 2019 New Genocide Act in US Raised In Parliament.

Jan 2, 2019 3:08 PM

This Charterhouse feature abut Kurdistan/Northern Iraq  will appear on January 1st 2020

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For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

For the Uyghurs, Genocide is a word which dares not speak its name. For the sake of women like Rahima Mahmut, Gulzira Auelkhan, Sayragul Sauytbay, and Ruqiye Perhat – whose heart-breaking, shocking, stories are recorded here – it’s time that the crime of genocide was given definition in the UK. On January 19th Parliament can use its voice and speak that name – insisting on justice for victims of Genocide and refusing to make tawdry trade deals with those responsible for the crime above all crimes.

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