Latest News:  
Beijing   Overcast/Moderate rain    9 / 12 ℃  City Forecast


Russia slams U.S. for human rights violations


10:50, October 30, 2012

MOSCOW, Oct. 29 (Xinhua) -- The U.S. adopted wrong approach to human rights protection with intervention of other countries' internal affairs, Russian Foreign Ministry said Monday.

Foreign Ministry Special Envoy for Human Rights Konstantin Dolgov accused the U.S. of violating the basic international principle of state sovereignty.

"This is one of the reasons why (Moscow) has taken a decision to shutdown USAID activity in Russia," Dolgov said in an interview published at the Ministry's website.

In September, Russia accused the U.S. official aid agency of trying to influence Russia's domestic political affairs and ended its activities from October.

According to Dolgov, the U.S. authorities repeatedly violated the rights of journalists, put pressures on the mass media policy. It could hardly be called "an example of democracy."

"No one has a monopoly on setting human rights canons. The U.S. faces such challenges as social inequality, race, ethnic and religious discrimination, rise of xenophobia and racism, indefinite imprisonment with no charges filed," Dolgov said.

He also accused the U.S. of maintaining a biased judicial system, running the prisons outside formal legal field jurisdiction, exercising tortures, governmental attempts to influence the judges, electoral rights restrictions, and infringement into the private lives of citizens.

【1】 【2】

Most viewed commentaries
World News in Photo
A glance into Pyongyang's fitness center 50th birthday: James Bond and his girls on big screen Sorry girls, the last single Crown Prince in Europe married
Breathtaking performances at Miramar Air Show Unforgettable moments you can't miss in October(I) Navratri 2012: Dancing the night away


Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Band of brothers sets tone

  2. Destroyer flotilla in air defense drill

  3. Unforgettable moments in October (III)

  4. Hospitals to prevent theft of babies

  5. 50,000 gay people attended parade

  6. A Journey to Renaissance

  7. Hottest night markets around the world

  8. Romantic ideas --- Waterfall swing

Most Popular


  1. Fine-tuning needed for home curbs
  2. Japan should face up to wrongdoing
  3. Hillary Clinton is the dominator of U.S. foreign policy
  4. Woes leave legacy we can be thankful for
  5. Asian Americans are x factor in U.S. swing states?
  6. Understanding key to Sino-US relations
  7. Kindergarten abuse cases becoming major worry
  8. Reform required for China's economic growth
  9. External markets crucial for business success
  10. Fears that yuan rise will hit exports unfounded

What’s happening in China

Clearing away the fog of doubt

  1. Too many people work to death in China
  2. Nike fined in Beijing for double standards
  3. 5-year-old tumbles from 19th floor
  4. China vows more tolerance for juvenile offenders
  5. Snake eaters warned as the 'year of' approaches