Newly-elected UK parliament reminded of Azerbaijan’s IDP tragedy

Press Release: Following on from the UK General Election on 7 May, the Many Happy Returns (MHR) campaign – an initiative of The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) – has welcomed all 650 UK Members of Parliament with cards that act as a stark reminder of the plight of Azerbaijan’s internally displaced persons (IDPs) and refugees. These 875,000 Azerbaijani citizens are the ongoing victims of the Armenian–Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh.

Portraying ten-year-old Nazrin Khanlarova, who was born in the Gizilgum IDP and refugee camp, all MPs have received a personal greeting, reading: “On behalf of my fellow 875,000 refugees and IDPs in Azerbaijan, I congratulate you being elected as an MP and wish you ‘many happy returns’ to Parliament.”

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