Jo Cox and the White Helmets awarded joint peace prize

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Killed MP and the Syrian volunteer group which she supported are to be honoured in Coventry on anniversary of devastating 1940 air raid

The MP Jo Cox, who was killed near her constituency office five months ago, is to receive a posthumous peace prize jointly with the Syrian civil volunteer group known as the White Helmets, which she supported in the last years of her life.

The MP will be remembered next week at the Rising Global Peace Forum, launched in Coventry last year by Archbishop Desmond Tutu. The recognition comes as the trial begins of Thomas Mair, the man accused of murdering Cox near her constituency office in Birstall, West Yorkshire, on 16 June.

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