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Russia publishes first annual human rights report

12-29-2011 08:53 BJT

MOSCOW, Dec. 28 (Xinhua) -- Russia has published its first report about the human rights situation in the world and expects an "adequate reaction," the Foreign Ministry said Wednesday.

"We expect the responses will be constructive," Konstantin Dolgov, the ministry's human rights representative, told reporters.

The diplomat said the report contains "no artifices, no invented circumstances or facts."

"There are only particular facts reported not by Russia but by very respectable international sources and structures," Dolgov said, "The corresponding countries are aware about these problems very well, though they may not always admit them honestly and openly."

The report, in particular, criticized human rights violations by U.S. authorities.

"The situation in the U.S. is a far cry from the ideals declared by Washington," the report said. "The U.S. administration continues to use the methods of control over society and intervene into the Americans' private lives under a pretext of the war against terror."

The report also touched on American secret prisons in Guantanamo and Europe, racial and religious discrimination, freedom of speech restrictions, and capital punishment in the U.S.

Moscow also criticized the human rights situation in Canada, Georgia, Libya, the European Union and the NATO countries in the report.

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Editor:Zhang Hao |Source: Xinhua

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