- Vice Speaker of the House of Lords of Great Britains Parliament Caroline Cox is on her regular visit to Nagorno Karabakh. She will meet with Nagorno Karabakh Republic Parliament Speaker Ashot Ghulyan and Foreign Minister Georgy Petrosyan today, ARKA reports say. Baroness Cox will also visit a Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert named to her honor.
Caroline Cox To Pay A Visit To Nagorno Karabakh
Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:14 AM
Posted 24 July 2007 - 11:47 AM
Սոսկ Տիկին Կարոլին Կոկսի սիրոյն (խաթեր) պէտք է զգոյշ լինենք, եւ մեր ձեռքբերած բարեկամները չկորսնցնենք:
Պատերազմի ամէնադժուար օրերին, նա իր խմբակի հետ թեւ ու թիկունք կանգնեցաւ պայքարող Արցախի կողքին: Մի պարագայ, որ շատ հայերին բախտ չվիճակուեց: Նա մեզնից աւելի հայ է:
Long live Baroness Cox.
Posted 24 July 2007 - 12:02 PM
Սակայն դա վոչմի պատձառ չե իրականությունը մոռանալու ՚ մեծ բրիտանյաի կատարատս հակաՀայկական քաղաքականությունը մորանալու
Posted 06 August 2007 - 03:16 PM
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Posted 23 September 2008 - 10:52 AM
Today the delegation leaded by the vice spokeswoman of the Houses of Lords of the UK, Baroness Caroline Kock has been received by the Prime Minister of the NKR Ara Harutyunyan, reported the press service of the NKR Government. This is the 65th visit of the Baroness to Artsax. The mission of her visit is to take part in the 10 anniversary of a recovery clinic established by her initiative and named after her. Greeting the guests the Prime Minister said that hundreds of disabled people have turned to the medical center and after integrated to the society. He has greeted all the organizers who have supported to establish the center.
Posted 24 September 2008 - 09:50 AM
STEPANAKERT, 23.09.08. DE FACTO. A delegation headed by vice Speaker
of Britain's House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox, arrived in
According to DE FACTO own correspondent in Nagorno-Karabakh,
the visit's ground is the 10th anniversary of establishment of
Rehabilitation Center bearing Caroline Cox's name. Nagorno-Karabakh
Republic PM Ara Harutyunian received the delegation on September
22. NKR Minister of Health A. Khachatrian and Minister of Social
Security N. Azatian participated in the meeting.
Welcoming the guests, the country's PM thanked the Baroness for
assistance she had rendered to the Rehabilitation Center. NKR PM also
highly estimated the Center Director Vardan Tadevosian's professional
and humanitarian activity. In her turn, Caroline Cox thanked Ara
Harutyunian for warm reception and welcomed Nagorno-Karabakh
government's efforts in overcoming consequence of the war and
construction of a state.
"We are extremely impressed by what we have seen on the place of
excavations of Tigranakert, an ancient Armenian town. Tigranakert's
discovery is an incontestable fact to obtain historical justice. It
testifies that Armenians have been living and creating here from time
immemorial", Baroness Cox said.
Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:12 AM
Intimidation against Nagorno-Karabakh
The Guardian, Wednesday 5 February 2014 21.01 GMT
I am deeply concerned by the response of Fakhraddin Gurbanov,
Azerbaijan's ambassador to the UK (Letter, 30 January), to Anastasia
Taylor-Lind's interview and photograph (My best shot, 24 January)
showing a wedding in the historically Armenian enclave of
Nagorno-Karabakh. I've visited Nagorno-Karabakh 80 times, many during
the bitter war from 1991 to 1994, and I witnessed Azerbaijan's
attempted ethnic cleansing of Armenians, including firing 400 GRAD
missiles a day on the civilians in the capital city of Stepanakert,
and numerous atrocities, including the slaughter of civilians in the
village of Maragha in 1992. I saw the homes still smoldering,
decapitated corpses, charred human remains, and survivors in shock. In
a nearby hospital I met the chief nurse who had lost 14 members of her
extended family including her son, whose head had been sawn off. As Mr
Gurbanov suggested Ms Taylor-Lind should widen her perspective by
speaking to displaced peoples within Azerbaijan, so I suggest he speak
to the survivors of Maragha. Azerbaijan's aggression against
Nagorno-Karabakh has turned into a policy of attempted attrition
through economic and military intimidation, with aggressive propaganda
threatening further military offensives. This policy prolongs the
suffering of civilians displaced by the conflict - both Azeris and
Armenians, leaving many in limbo and in poverty.
If Azerbaijan's government removes the threat of renewed military
action, supports the shaky ceasefire and pursues confidence-building
measures, then perhaps opportunities for peace-building could develop,
including provision for displaced peoples to return to their homes - a
matter about which the ambassador claims to feel so strongly.
House of Lords
* The ambassador of Azerbaijan says that Taylor-Lind should visit
Azerbaijan to see the plight of displaced people there. It is not that
easy. Even a short visit to Azerbaijan requires a visa, photos, a
letter of invitation, a confirmed hotel booking and an eye-watering
minimum visa fee of £100. It is also disingenuous to says that anyone
wishing to visit NK should do so through Azerbaijani authorities. You
can only visit NK from Armenia and if you have a NK visa in your
passport you will be barred from visiting Azerbaijan.
Posted 19 August 2015 - 12:32 PM
BARONESS CAROLINE COX ORGANIZES PILGRIMAGE TO ARTSAKH
13:02, 19 August, 2015
YEREVAN, AUGUST 19, ARMENPRESS. Member of the House of Lords of
British Parliament, Baroness Caroline Cox, visited Narogno Karabakh
with a group of pilgrims. Armenpress was informed from "Meran"
official newspaper editor that the pilgrims stayed the night at
Berdzor on August 17. The guests were welcomed at Berdzor by Artur
Mkhitaryan and Hakob Sayamyan, the Deputy Heads of the Kashatagh
Regional Administration, and Head of the Staff Davit Davtyan.
Baroness Caroline Cox noted that Artsakh had become dear to her
heart since war times. Caroline Cox told the members of her group,
who were in Artsakh for the first time in their lives, about the
heroic battle of the people of Artsakh. Speaking about Kashatagh,
the baroness said that the Armenian people had always founded and
flourished their country on ruins.
Disabled people who had participated in Artsakh Liberation War and
were later treated in Stepanakert Rehabilitation center named after
Baroness Caroline Cox also were in the pilgrimage group.
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Posted 21 August 2015 - 10:23 AM
NKR PRESIDENT ATTACHED IMPORTANCE TO BARONESS CAROLINE COX'S REGULAR VISITS TO ARTSAKH
20:11, 20 August, 2015
STEPANAKERT, AUGUST 20, ARMENPRESS. The President of the Republic of
Artsakh, Bako Sahakyan, received the delegation headed by Baroness
Caroline Cox on August 20.
As "Armenpress" was informed from the Central Information Department
of the Office of the Artsakh Republic President, President Sahakyan
acknowledged regular visits of Baroness to Artsakh, the continuous
expansion of the delegations' composition, considering it important
from the viewpoints of getting acquainted with Artsakh, cementing
friendship ties with our country and people.
Posted 28 September 2016 - 09:16 AM
Member of the House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox and her delegation visited the military positions located in the eastern direction of the NKR Defense Army.
At the frontline they asked about the frequency of the ceasefire violations, examined the living conditions of the servicemen and the peculiarities of military duty.
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Posted 07 July 2017 - 11:02 AM
President of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh Republic/NKR), Bako Sahakyan, on Thursday sent a congratulatory letter to the member of the UK House of Lords, Baroness Caroline Cox, in connection with her 80th birthday.
“Let me congratulate You on behalf of the Artsakh people, the authorities and personally myself on Your glorious jubilee, the 80th birthday anniversary.
“You have always stood by the Armenian nation, shared their pain and anguish, supported in every possible way our righteous struggle for freedom and independence, voiced against human rights abuses and violence. Due to Your efforts many people from all corners of the world learnt about Artsakh and obtained credible information on the Karabagh case.
“The life You lead and Your entire activity deserve upper estimate and could be reckoned among the best manifestations of love for mankind.
“Thank You for Your allegiance and commitment to panhuman values and democratic principles, for Your long-standing fundamental and consistent work, for the heartfelt attitude and tender friendship You nourish towards Artsakh people.
“I once again congratulate You and wish peace, robust health, success and all the best to You and all Your family and relatives,” reads the letter by the NKR President.
Posted 12 September 2020 - 08:02 AM
September 11, 2020
Caroline Cox is a member of the British House of Lords
Caroline Cox, a member of the British House of Lords and a staunch advocate for Artsakh’s right to self-determination, blasted Baku for its continued war rhetoric and listed numerous examples of Azerbaijan’s inhumane treatment and murder of Armenians in Artsakh.
What prompted Baroness Cox to set the record straight on the myriad violations of human rights was a letter she received from Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tahir Taghizade, who attacked Cox for her support of Armenia and Artsakh.
The Armenian National Committee of UK told Asbarez on Friday that the Azerbaijani Embassy has been sending similar letters to other British lawmakers, essentially threatening them to fall in line with Baku’s propaganda.
In a letter sent to Taghizade on Thursday, Cox sites several examples from the beginning of the Karabakh movement where Azerbaijan has shown disdain for human life and Baku’s countless violations of international conventions on warfare and human rights.
“Such a hostile policy underpins the widespread concern that Azerbaijan is committed to war and cruelty rather than the promotion of cross-border dialogue and a truly just settlement to the aftermath of previous aggression,” said Cox in her letter to Taghizade.
Baroness Cox meets with survivors of Maragha Massacres in 1992 in Artsakh
Cox has been—and continues to be—a vocal advocate of the Karabakh/Artsakh issue since the early days of movement, having visited Artsakh countless times. More notably, she witnessed first-hand the plight of Armenians in Artsakh who were victims of the Maragha massacres in 1992, where Armenians were brutally slaughtered by Azerbaijani forces. She visited Maragha the day after the April 10, 1992 events and spoke to survivors of the mass murder.
She has continued her advocacy, support and work in Artsakh, more notably by opening the Caroline Cox Rehabilitation Center in Stepanakert, which assists wounded soldiers, victims of mine explosions and children with disabilities.
Below is the complete text of Baroness Cox’s letter to Ambassador Taghizade.
Your letter of 7 September refers to so many misconceptions that I find it necessary to put some alternative accounts of reality on the record. In particular, I wish to highlight at least four serious concerns:
1. Nagorno Karabakh
It was Stalin who located the ancient Armenian land of Karabakh / Artsakh (with 95 per cent Armenian population) in Azerbaijan as an ‘autonomous region’. Azerbaijan later usurped large swathes of its lowlands and created Nagorno Karabakh as a mountainous enclave detached from Armenia.
Between 1991-94, Azerbaijan initiated a war against the Armenian population living in Nagorno Karabakh – in breach of internationally-recognised conventions – for example, by use of cluster bombs and 400 GRAD missiles a day fired onto the civilian population of Stepanakert. I was there and can testify to the truth of this violation of human rights. I also witnessed the immediate aftermath of the massacre by Azeris in Maragha and saw decapitated civilian bodies and homes still smouldering from the military attack. Further evidence is recorded in ‘Ethnic Cleansing in Progress: War in Nagorno Karabakh’ (Caroline Cox and John Eibner, 1993).
I believe that the Armenians of Nagorno Karabakh, who are engaged in a process of their independence on an equivalent legal basis as Azerbaijan in 1991, have sufficient evidence to claim the same right of self-determination justified by Azerbaijan’s attempted ethnic cleansing as the people of Timor Leste, Eritrea and Kosovo who have been awarded self-determination for suffering comparable attempted ethnic cleansing.
Although Shushi was occupied by Azerbaijan for decades as part of the Nagorno Karabakh Autonomous Oblast, it was originally a recognised centre of Armenian culture in the Caucasus, second only to Tbilisi, until thousands of Armenians were massacred in March 1920. The then Archbishop was decapitated and his head was put on display on a pole.
Following a dubious referendum process, and under a deal with Ataturk’s Turkey, Nakhichevan was made an Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan, with which it had no land connection and was fully attached to Armenia.
Azerbaijan carried out ethnic cleansing of the Armenians historically living in Nakhichevan. The last Armenian village of Aznaberd was evacuated under Azerbaijani pressure in December 1988. Attacks against Armenians continued nearby and I was present when Azeri forces bombed villages and forced civilians to flee for their lives. In its attempts to rewrite the history of the region, Azerbaijan subsequently destroyed many historical Armenian sites and cultural artefacts, including the destruction of tens of thousands of UNESCO-protected ancient stone carvings, which commentators describe as the 21st Century’s most extensive campaign of cultural cleansing.
I believe the Armenians have the right to recover Nakhichevan. Or, perhaps, Azerbaijan would offer an honourable alternative: the right for Nagorno Karabakh to be recognised as Armenian land; and the Armenians to concede Azerbaijan’s occupation of Nakhichevan?
4. Escalation of tensions
Azerbaijan violated a key European convention by pardoning, rewarding and glorifying an Azerbaijani army officer who hacked to death a sleeping Armenian colleague in Hungary in 2004. According to a recent judgment by the European Court of Human Rights, Baku’s actions amounted to the ‘approval’ and ‘endorsement’ of the ‘very serious ethnically-biased crime’.
Over a four-day period in April 2016, Azeri forces launched an offensive into the territories controlled by Armenian forces in Nagorno Karabakh, resulting in many deaths.
In July this year, Azerbaijan deployed artillery batteries close to civilian populations in Tavush, north-eastern Armenia, far north of Nagorno Karabakh, with reports that the Azerbaijani military opened fire in the direction of a face mask production factory, which plays an essential part in the country’s coronavirus response. There were also reports of an attack against a kindergarten in the village of Aygepar, Tavush.
Also in July, pro-war demonstrations were held in Baku, during which thousands of protestors demanded the Azeri Government fully deploy the army, chanting ‘Death to Armenians’, with some even entering the national parliament.
There remains significant dismay at Azerbaijan’s established policy of promoting hatred of the Armenians – including the teaching of hatred in schools and proclaiming Armenia as the ‘Number One Enemy’ – as well as recent inflammatory statements from the Azerbaijani Defence Ministry: ‘The Armenian side mustn’t forget that the state-of-the-art missile systems our army has are capable of launching a precision strike on the Metsamor nuclear power plant.’
Such a hostile policy underpins the widespread concern that Azerbaijan is committed to war and cruelty rather than the promotion of cross-border dialogue and a truly just settlement to the aftermath of previous aggression.
I believe that there is an urgent need for all parties to adhere to the basic principles of moral justice and I would be willing to meet to discuss these tragic situations.
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