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British MPs pay tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox

2016-06-21 10:39

By (Xinhua/Agencies)

British MPs pay tribute to murdered MP Jo Cox

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (3rd R) walks from Parliament to St Margaret's Church with Jeremy Corbyn (2nd R) the leader of the opposition Labour Party for a service of rememberance for Labour MP Jo Cox who was shot and stabbed to death last week outside her constituency surgery, in Westminster, London, June 20, 2016. [Photo/Agencies]

British Prime Minister David Cameron recalled their first meet 10 years ago, and praised her commitment to feminism and humanitarian work.

He said a celebration of Cox's life and values would be held on Wednesday across the world, including London, New York, Brussels and the Middle East.

After the tributes in the House of Commons and House of Lords, politicians were to attend a memorial service at St. Margaret's Church, according to the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Suspect Thomas Mair, charged with murdering Cox, appeared at the Old Bailey, the central criminal court of England and Wales, on Monday afternoon. According to local media, he appeared via video link from Belmarsh Prison, and the hearing only lasted a few minutes.

He answered his correct name when asked, rather than how he answered on Saturday when at Westminster Magistrates' Court: "Death to traitors, freedom for Britain."

He will appear at the Old Bailey at 10 am local time (0900 GMT) on Thursday.