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Africa Minister says “UK-funded aid agencies in Tigray are working hard to deliver support in challenging circumstances, including shelter, water and healthcare. We are tracking the situation and continue to raise the importance of respect for human rights with the Government of Ethiopia and regional leaders on all sides”

Africa Minister says “UK-funded aid agencies in Tigray are working hard to deliver support in challenging circumstances, including shelter, water and healthcare. We are tracking the situation and continue to raise the importance of respect for human rights with the Government of Ethiopia and regional leaders on all sides”

James Duddridge MPMinister for AfricaKing Charles StreetLondonSW1A 2AHThe Lord Alton of LiverpoolHouse of LordsLondonSW1A 0PW31 December 2020Dear Lord Alton, Thank you for your correspondence of 12 December to the Lord Tariq Ahmad ofWimbledon, about treatment of...

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Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly but that it was irresponsible to ignore the signs of genocide and  to challenge the dangerous and self serving suggestion that by remaining silent would contribute to the resolution of the conflict and that by attributing the massacres and killings to other motives was wilful blindness.

Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word “genocide” should never be used lightly but that it was irresponsible to ignore the signs of genocide and  to challenge the dangerous and self serving suggestion that by remaining silent would contribute to the resolution of the conflict and that by attributing the massacres and killings to other motives was wilful blindness.

Speaking today at an international webinar about the mass atrocities committed in Nigeria, David Alton said that the word "genocide" should never be used lightly but that it was...

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The case of  Taiwanese democracy advocate, Lee Ming-che, jailed for five years in China and forced to eat rotting food and denied prison visits by his wife raised in Parliament during oral questions in the House of Lords.Minister acknowledges the worsening  repression and denial of human rights in China and Hong Kong.  And a protester reminds us of the barbarism of forced organ harvesting.

The case of Taiwanese democracy advocate, Lee Ming-che, jailed for five years in China and forced to eat rotting food and denied prison visits by his wife raised in Parliament during oral questions in the House of Lords.Minister acknowledges the worsening repression and denial of human rights in China and Hong Kong. And a protester reminds us of the barbarism of forced organ harvesting.

  The case of Taiwanese democracy advocate, Lee Ming -che, jailed for five years in China and forced to eat rotting food and denied prison visits by his wife raised in Parliament during oral questions in the House of Lords.Minister acknowledges the worsening...

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The Truro Report

The Truro Report

https://youtu.be/49hJQtJHA38 A year ago the Bishop of Truro’s Report into the persecution of 250 million Christians world-wide  said of Nigeria: “Reports consistently showed that in Nigeria, month after month, on average hundreds of Christians were being killed...

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Lord Alton of Liverpool

About David Alton

He is a former Liberal Party Member of Parliament for a Liverpool constituency and Chief Whip – who has sat as an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords since 1997 when he was made a life peer. He is a Visiting Professor at Liverpool Hope University and author of several books.

Alton is known for his human rights work including the co-founding Jubilee Campaign and Jubilee Action, and serves as chair, patron, or trustee, of several charities and voluntary organisations. He is a member of the House of Lords Select Committee on International Relations and Defence.