State Department reported: in Russia systematically violated the democratic rights and freedom of LGBT
The annual U.S. State Department report on human rights in the world speaks of many countries, including Russia. Although, for the sake of fairness it should be noted, deals with the human rights situation is worse than not in Russia and in Belarus, China, Iran, North Korea, Syria, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Well, we must pay tribute to the writers and justice itself Hillary Clinton: Belarus with its hostile to the West "father" of North Korea with its satellites, missiles and nuclear weapons, stubborn Iran, with its enrichment of uranium, China, which spends more on defense and military technology and confuses the U.S. economic indicators, undemocratic Syria, where President Assad massacre their own people, and Turkmenistan, where only 9 May 2012 abolished the historical concept of the Great Patriotic War (oh, this is far backward republic, for example, from Latvia, worshiping heroes of the SS), and Uzbekistan, with its recalcitrant journalists vysekshimi — no, not with whips and word — Wanton U.S. Ambassador Krol personally tried to introduce censorship in Uzbekistan — much worse in their undemocratic compared to the still rather timid Russia, which will break if what right, so perhaps that gays, lesbians, and the unfortunate problem Hodorkovskogo.Kratko democratic Russia, from which it can be concluded that the reader has to do with the state-dictator (as opposed to the State of democracy, a priori, such as only a true democrat, has the right to make such a report) doklada.V's summary of the Russian Federation, according to the authors, there is a centralized political system. The power here is "excessive concentration" and concentrates it in two: a president and prime minister. In Russia, a weak multiparty political system in the country is actually solves one party — the "United Russia".
Among the most significant problems associated with non-compliance with human rights in Russia, the State Department in 2011 found:
1) Violations of democratic processes. The parliamentary elections in December, followed by government intervention, manipulation, and various violations of restrictions against the activities of opposition parties is not something that organize a party and register candidates from the party, but even access to the mass media in Russia is almost impossible.
2) Violation of justice and the rule of law. Under this section unless Russia appears dictatorial, the autocratic government — not less firm in his autocracy than the Soviet Union during the Brezhnev era. Those people who are in the Russian Federation "strong state threatened or businesses" in the past year were certainly political prosecutions. Where fell persecuted? .. That's right, there. And there, that is in prison, they purposely created a very bad condition. These "bad condition" in the report even referred to as "the main violation of rights." Violation of this applies, however, not only those who are democratic naivete took to the streets and began to "threaten the strong state", but in general many of the prisoners. These latter are doomed to poor health care and are forced to endure on top of "abuse of prison administration." "These conditions, — the summary of the report — at times led to the death …" However, the Russian government has not taken appropriate measures to punish the majority of the officials that were guilty of abuses that led to the creation of … no, not global warming or cooling, but most of this "climate of impunity." The rule of law, states further, especially in the North Caucasus are imperfect, where the "conflict between the government and the rebels, Islamist militants, and criminal forces led to numerous human rights violations — both by the security forces and the rebels, who allegedly participated in the murder, torture, physical violence and politically motivated abductions. " Moreover, the government of Kadyrov, the report said, continues to violate the basic freedoms in Chechnya, is involved in the collective retribution families suspected fighters and contributes to an atmosphere of fear and intimidation. "
After reading about all these passions in the native American English, some John Smith, of Connecticut, or, say, John McCain of Arizona, has naturally horrified and pray to the photo of the statue of Liberty, the Stars and Stripes or the golden calf on the dresser of Guardian including and from dictatorships overseas misfortunes.
3) Violation of freedom of expression. In the suppression of the freedom itself the Russian government has reached full virtuosity. According to a summary of the report, and if there is freedom of speech in Russian Internet and in some media, including electronic, that self-censorship and the media, owned by the state, as well as the pressure exerted on the print limited political dialogues in most media. Criticize or "challenge the government" or related "business community" in Russia is fraught with serious consequences themselves. Some journalists and activists who do not quite understand that they live in an authoritarian country, for their love of freedom of speech paid with physical attacks and all kinds of harassment, including judicial (of course, politically motivated). On the basis of the rejection of the power of criticism occurred killings of journalists and activists. However, many such incidents that have taken place in the past, and have remained a mystery.
Freedom of speech is also being violated by computer DDoS-attacks. These attacks were made in December 2011 on the sites that publish reports of fraud in parliamentary elections. As a result, the site becomes inaccessible.
Identified in the report and other problems in Russia. Then you and physical violence, must be performed on conscript officers, and restrictions on freedom of assembly, and corruption — "widespread at all levels of government and law enforcement," and the abuse of women and children and human trafficking, and the xenophobic attacks, and hate crimes, and social discrimination, and attacks on religious and ethnic minorities and immigrants, and intimidation of civil society activists and labor, and, most importantly, the discrimination of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people, and in the appendage — Restrictions workers' rights. (Well, that's understandable: kapstran at least be interested in the rights of some workers there).
What is missing is cannibalism and worship Satan.
The U.S. annual report would be much more popular, releases his State Department as a comic book.
Acquainted with the fact that in America (for example, Russia) is considered a violation of democracy and probably obvious signs of dictatorship with the elements of barbarism, we go to America itself. Consider, first, that what America and whose rights are protected, and secondly, from whose rights and one defends.
II. The struggle of America for the violated rights of Chen Guangcheng
With a doctor, a lawyer and amateur Chinese human rights activist Chen Guangcheng — it is clear, that it is dark. What about him taknapishut "activist Chen Guangcheng is famous in China for its campaign against the rights of the disabled and forced abortion, for what in 2009 was sent to prison. After his release in 2010 he was placed under house arrest. " That commercials, "Chen Guangcheng gained fame after a series of investigations of forced abortions in China. His articles he published in the journal «Time». In 2006, the dissident was sentenced to several years in prison for an interview to the same magazine. " Then another version put forward: "The name of Chen Guangcheng became widely known after he published documents proving infringement of Chinese peasants. The human rights activist was convicted by a court of China for four years in prison and after his release in 2010, was under house arrest, living in the eastern province of Shandong with his wife and two children. "
If you try to draw a conclusion from this information, Chen Guangcheng — China's active fighter for the rights of disabled people, peasants and women, please jailed in 2006 for an interview with "Time" — for four years, and in 2009 again bracing spell in jail, what changed next year house arrest.
"Voice of America", however, rules out the critical 2009 biography of human rights, "Chen Guangcheng is blind from birth. He is self-taught lawyer, turned-human rights activities. In 2006, he was sentenced to four years in prison for his fight against forced abortions, practicing the Chinese authorities — in 2005 he sued a class action lawsuit on behalf of thousands of women who are victims of this policy. After his release from prison in 2010, he was placed under house arrest. "
Another version of the biography, more detailed, "Chen, who lost his sight in early childhood, was able, in spite of his blindness, end the Faculty of Chinese Medicine at the University of Nanking and get a massage therapist job in a hospital in Linyi County. At the same time he studied law, which gave him the opportunity to defend the rights of those who came to him for help. In 2005, after Chen Guangcheng was interviewed by the magazine "Time", he was placed under house arrest. In 2006, he was arrested and sentenced in a few months to 4 years and 3 months in prison on charges of "causing damage to property and illegal traffic overlap." During the hearings in the case of Chen lawyers were not allowed in the courtroom. Chen left for the duration of imprisonment, and after his release in September 2010 was again under house arrest in a village in Shandong Dunshigu. "
April 27, 2012 in press reports (eg this), that the defender was able to escape from house arrest. Ran a human rights activist as much as 500 miles away and was not in the province of Shandong and Beijing.
The next day, it turned out that Chen took refuge in the place where the tradition laid shelter dissidents from around the world — in the U.S. Embassy. According to rumors, the human rights activist asked the U.S. diplomatic asylum. However, on the radio "Freedom" deny it:
"Recall, last week, Chen Guangcheng escaped from house arrest in Shandong province, 500 kilometers away from Beijing, and managed to sneak in an unknown way the United States Embassy in the capital, where he spent six days. Then he left the embassy — a guarantee of security of the Chinese authorities — and was taken to hospital for treatment. Soon dissident, however, changed his mind and publicly appealed to the authorities of the United States to help him and his family to move to the United States.
A May 3 Chinese dissident astonished U.S. lawmakers call directly to a hearing in Congress. Held close to the microphone of a mobile phone congressmen heard a request to arrange for him to meet with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and contribute to relocate his family to the United States, as in China, they fear for their lives.
A day earlier, a similar appeal, Chen appealed to President Obama. U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke said in an interview with CNN that the embassy has made and continues to make every effort to ensure the most comfortable environment for human rights in his country. According to Press Secretary Jay Carney White House, for all the days in the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, Chen never asked for political asylum in the United States. On the contrary, he was very willing to stay in China, reunited with his family, to continue their education and to participate in the reforms in his country. "
Chen had to continue their education, alas, in the United States. He had to go there because the Chinese government began to pursue violent is not his, and his family:
"Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng, who escaped from house arrest, said Sunday that his nephew Chen keg was arrested on charges of attempted murder of police officers, according to Reuters. <…>
"This is the revenge of the authorities, and it is becoming more and more wild. My nephew just became a scapegoat, "- said Guangcheng …
Relatives who witnessed the arrest keg, explained that he had acted in self-defense, picking up a kitchen knife when police broke into their house and started beating him.
"They (the police) have started to brutally beat him. He was covered in blood, even three hours later, after beating his face was still bleeding, "- said Guangcheng."
For the State Department deal Guangcheng — only brighter. After all, if somewhere abroad start talking about the violation of fundamental rights and freedoms — for this most foreign of course — the U.S. breaks from their political horizon and faster missile with a warhead is next to the victims. The other day, the Faculty of Law at New York University gave Chen a scholarship.
If we recall that in the State Department report to the list of stations with trampled human rights includes China, it becomes clear that the act of enrollment Chen's American students are not accidental. This act of good will prove the theory, which in the U.S. is considered to be an axiom: US — the good, democratic, China — bad, tyrannical. There you are suspicious, for example: the victim dissident Guangcheng, who will now be good to live in a democratic paradise.
That's just not clear how a country with such a brutal dictatorship like China, human rights activist (also blind) was able to escape from the province and get to the capital, and the right to be there at the embassy friendly to it America. Surprises and how easily the Chinese authorities released him to study at seas and oceans (first to receive medical treatment). He was released with his family, which was so long pursued. Something does not add up, huh? Well, okay, it's generously forgive America. In the end, all the time, grind biography — like pebbles on the beach.
III. America outweighed India
Now let's look at how America is one of those human rights defenders who are not in China or Russia (or, say, Syria), and in America itself.
It turns out that in the United States of human rights — an act punishable.
As the April 3, 2012 the newspaper reported, "Izvestia", the Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia for two years deprivation of liberty was convicted head of the NGO "Kashmiri American Council" Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai.
It found that Mr solder. (If in the Russian secret services also thoroughly searched compromising on different "swamp" comrades, they would have long argued with the other sisters who have suffered for freedom is stronger, that is, got a little more time, and would call for Congress in the Department of State, and perhaps directly to Obama. Or Mitt Romney — that have become the number one enemy of Russia's trump card in the election campaign). 63-year-old human rights activist with a great experience and part-time fighter for the independence of Kashmir (part of India) has been found guilty in the fact that his non-governmental organization active since 1990, funded by the ISI — Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence. It was not in court on espionage, and of financial crime: the systematic violation of the law on registration of foreign funding (Foreign Agents Registration Act, or FARA).
FARA, passed in 1938, does not prohibit foreign funding of NGOs operating in the U.S., but darn obstacles in their work. The law, as reported by "Izvestia", requires management to NGOs to declare the sources of income, and use those proceeds to pay exactly as prescribed, but still reporting on the expenditure for the Ministry of Justice.
It turned out that Mr. Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai systematically violated the law, for which shlopotal two years — though he could sit down and for five years. After all, it was a question of the amount of 3.5 million dollars that ISI passed through the hands of middlemen offender.
That is, while in America believed that human rights defender Mr splits India, he got away with it. Already more than twenty years. As the only American unsophisticated web browsers realized that he was "rocking" America, bending it under the Pakistani intelligence with which America is not such a good relationship, as until last November, when the fault of the American side killed 24 Pakistani soldiers, it quickly condemned.
Commenting on the story of the victims for the rights of Kashmiri Mr. FEMA, Michael Sinel'nikov writes:
"Oh, how fortunate, for example, Lev Ponomarev, to be born in a country like ours, where there is no law on the type of FARA and where human rights do not can move — domestic democracy will collapse. With him, by the way, a funny story happened recently — internet hit movie, which depicted a conversation with a representative Ponomarev Japanese Embassy. Self talk leader of the NGO "For Human Rights" does not deny, but appealed to the Prosecutor General of the Russian Federation for an explanation, they say, what the hell climb into his private life.
American Fai too, probably, was unhappy with such interference, when the U.S. intelligence services exposed from his clothes and put human rights before the court naked truth, but at least he petitioned for annexation of others, not the American territories (with the Kashmir region of India heated quarrel with Pakistan and Islamabad is very interested in bringing the U.S. to its side.)
And our Leo openly Japan makes it clear that if she would give the money ("I still only U.S. funds to help"), then in the Far East will be "civic organization" without "rotten patriotism" that is, those who do not give away the Land of the Rising Sun part of the Russian land — two Kuril Islands.
This is a "rotten" America lobbying for the interests of others people's money — a threat to democracy, and we have — "the development of civil society." Therefore, beg the embassies not only possible, but necessary. "
And that in the history of human rights defender FEMA interesting. Assistant director of the FBI offices in Washington, DC USA James Makdzhankin during the trial said: "Faye had to inform the U.S. government about the resources received from Pakistan to fund lobbying efforts. Secret communication with foreigners may be a significant threat to our democracy, and those who conceal such communication will be held accountable. "
The key words here — these "secret communication with foreigners may be a significant threat to our democracy …"
Is not it time you hold the iron curtain, and, gentlemen U.S. Democrats?
IV. These humane American cops
The well-known human rights organization «Amnesty International» in its annual — yeah, like the State Department — reports, in contrast to the State Department, is also addressing the United States. To quote Joan of Ulyanov "Gazety.ru":
"According to the director of Amnesty International's Europe and Central Asia John Dalhousie, 93 countries last year broke up their peaceful demonstrators.
In this part in «Amnesty International» accumulated quite a claim to the U.S. government. "From the participants of the movement« Occupy Wall Street »have been claims of excessive force by the police. Allegations that in October and November in Auckland while trying to disperse the mostly peaceful demonstrators indiscriminately police used tear gas, plastic bullets and grenades, light and sound, and used batons, causing injured at least two people ", — the report says. 43 people died in 2011 from electric shock when using stun guns by police, according to Human Rights Watch.
New York itself is an interview about his methods of "crowd control" does not. But in November 2011, "Wall Street occupiers" got the memo somewhere riot, distribute among police officers.
Memo advises police to "strongly military appearance with sharp and sharpened movements." The report's author writes with irony that this same "strongly military appearance" sort of went out of fashion after the May 4, 1970: On the day "soldiers of the Ohio National Guard opened fire on students of the University of Gdańsk, in the town of Kent protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia .
The soldiers fired 67 shots from a semi-automatic rifles, M-1 "Garand", killed four students and wounded nine people. Since then, the firearm used in the U.S. to disperse crowds raging extremely rare, and shoot it usually does not lead, and rubber and other "non-lethal" bullets. " (Soon, perhaps, will shoot "expansive." No wonder that they are buying).
In 2011 in New York City has been arrested more than 1,000 protesters. Many of them later served lawsuits. "In New York, such claims are rarely brought to court because the police usually prefer to pay off. Sometimes, when she agreed to pay the plaintiff a million dollars. Critics quips that these costs have not affected its methods they find too hard. "
If police gives his victims a million, it will probably have something. Otherwise there would be the most humane and fair trial in the world of millions of these plaintiffs would not be awarded.
Everything, according to the movement "Occupy Wall Street", for six months of the police has been arrested in the U.S. only about six thousand participants of rallies. No wonder the Russian Foreign Ministry commissioner for human rights, democracy and the rule of law, Konstantin Dolgov told "Interfax": "In the reaction of the American authorities are obvious elements of undue rigidity and disproportionate use of force. Such actions are especially perplexed with the constant emphasis on the American side the need to respect human rights in other countries, including the right to freedom of expression, marches and demonstrations. "
Our bewildered Dolgov, apparently, have not read on "Military Review" that said the senior Senator John McCain, the exclusivity and uniqueness of America. An exceptional country, she declared itself exceptional, very well and gives himself the right to separate the sheep from the goats, and vice versa. So what makes America, quietly, without noisy ships, paying the victims of his dictatorship over a million and imprisoning Mr. Faye in jail, is a direct implementation of the principles of democracy — right in the spirit of Jefferson. But here's what's going on in Russia, with its unhappy LGBT and political prisoners, there is a real dictatorship.
V. Not a third world, but NATO summit
"… The city has captivated the police, including those who arrived from Philadelphia, in full riot gear. Some parts were blocked by an eight-foot metal fences. Helicopters circled over the heads, and even higher conduct periodic patrols of F-16 fighters. Even taking into account the nature of the meeting and the continuing threat of terrorism, it was too much. The organizers did not think about how this pattern will look for a foreign audience. Meanwhile, these security measures sverhmilitarizirovannye created the impression that the United States is on the verge of either collapse, or becoming a police state, whether and that, and the other. "
An excerpt from the "apocalyptic novel"? .. No, the quote here. We are talking about the scenery of the NATO summit held recently in Chicago.
The Western press (the British "Guardian") writes about the protests in Russia after the presidential election, "Thousands of Russian pass through metal detectors for hours, past the covered trucks and helicopters for popping to join a mass protest against the official return of Vladimir Putin to the Kremlin." What a grim picture of the totalitarian. But compare it to the passage above, and everything will fall into place.
Many of the protesters against NATO in America believe that if you do not live in a dictatorship, and it is not a democracy. Read: "We are 99%, but we have no rights, in fact, do not possess. We live in a pseudo-democracy and therefore should regain true freedom, "- said," b "is one of the participants of mass rallies in Chicago, an American of Indian descent named Gaetri. For a couple of hours before she arrived from Minneapolis to join the protesters "(Pavel Tarasenko," Kommersant ").
"At first demonstration was peaceful. The participants called upon to withdraw troops from Afganistrana and stop the whole NATO military mission. Veterans of the war in Iraq and other conflicts in protest thrown to the ground their medals.
"These marches — marches conscience — says human rights activist Jesse Jackson. — Their appeal must be heard, you need to be heard. I hope that the President and NATO leaders will take note of this justified the pain of people who have gathered here today »(« Euronews »).
"Rather than funding death and destruction on the other side of the globe, American taxpayers' money to support projects at home. We will resist NATO, which is an organization serving the interests of only 1 percent of the U.S. population, "- said a member of the movement" Occupy Chicago "Jackie Sperdberi."
At the summit, the democratic Chicago was pulled several thousand police officers, equipped with everything necessary to confront the crowd of protesters. Approaches to the venue of the summit were reported to have closed, and the windows of other shops crammed with plywood.
More is coming when America will elect a president not Obama and Mitt Romney militant, largely solidarity with Vietnam veteran John McCain!
VI. "Please do not kill me!"
A fragment from the book: "… in the eyes of the absolutist religion abortion — is evil, is no different from murder. I do not know how then to regard observations from me from my own experience: many of the most ardent opponents of killing embryos are showing increased interest in the commission of acts against adults. <…> … George W. Bush — a typical example of modern religious rulers. He and his ilk are fiercely protective of human life for as long as it is in the embryonic (or terminally ill) state, not hesitating to ban medical research that could save the lives of countless people. <…> … Committed by more than a third in the 50 states of executions took place in Texas. And, as you know, Bush led a large number of executions in Texas — about one every 9 days — than any other governor in the state's history. Maybe he was just doing his duty to the governor and state laws? But then what do you say about a famous journalist reportage CNN en Tucker Carlson? Himself being a supporter of the death penalty, Carlson was nonetheless struck by how "ridiculous" mocked Bush put to death the woman pleaded with the governor to postpone the execution. "Please — mockingly whined future president, mockingly squeezing in fake despair lips — do not kill me." (R. Dawkins, The God Delusion. M.: Hummingbirds, 2008. Pp. 409-410).
The hero of this passage — George W. Bush — the attitude to democracy (government by the people, by definition) has the ghost. Even Iraq had commanded him not to seize the American people, and God. Only exceptional people like Bush (or McCain) can assure itself in such a divine indulgence. Such a ruler, apparently, needs only people to whom it was sent to Iraq. Of course, waterboarding, or drilled with a drill head, which, when Bush Jr. were particularly popular in the CIA (until Obama said, turned into an butchers tseerushnikam in 2009 his "phi"), — the prerogative of "exceptional."
Bush, like McCain insists on exclusivity and absolute leadership of America: "As Americans, we have set ourselves the task of helping the reformers to transform the demise of tyranny in strong, accountable civilian structures. Emerging democracies require strong constitution, committed to pluralism, political parties and free elections … This work will require patience, creative skills and active leadership of America … If America does not support the promotion of democratic institutions and values, then who else will? "
No one, of course. This second world dictator, like America, does not exist.
Therefore no one has the right to judge the true and sole democracy, which should have tried some of his enemies in the present, not to torture many enemies in the future. Besides this democracy-dictatorship acts in the name of American values, but where are guaranteed to get confirmation of the attack on the sacred values, if not in the hallowed White House torture chambers of Guantanamo or Abu Ghraib? There, putting to someone's head have not scoured the screwdriver, you can always learn something interesting about devising a plan to assault the citadel of world democracy …
VII. America is so used to the dictatorship that unhappy Democrat Obama
The best proof of the existence of the dictatorship of American society is that the lover of torture and executions of George W. Bush, hardly is on the political map of Iraq, stood at the helm of the United States for eight years. He was replaced by Barack Obama, won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize. But for Obama may permanently close the door Oval Office of the Republican Mitt Romney, who has supported and Bush Jr., and Sr., and Barbara Bush, and Sen. Marco Rubio and many more who think Obama Democratic wimp, defamatory great dictatorial America. So much in fact to the point that the election for Romney ready progolosovat43% of respondents in the United States — because he is not Obama.
By the way, John McCain — is not a supporter of Obama, "I am grateful to the President for what he had ordered the elimination of Osama bin Laden. But it seems to me that any other president in his place would have taken exactly the same decision. Why, then, so this glory? Heroes with whom I met, kept modest. When I travel the world, you can hear how foreign policy say that America is weak and closed in itself. "
Probably, many Americans want America to be strong. And so she became strong, it needs the strong hand of a strong leader. The hand does not Obama — so maybe they say themselves. A hand of the one who will lead the updated America, and behind it the whole world, look up to the great hegemon, per aspera ad astra. Hand who says America now that we should not save and spend, we should not reduce but increase. Obama talks about the small, and Romney — the great. More rockets, more wars, more oil, more dollars, more than Coca-Cola and double cheeseburgers. And something smaller and, for example, the economic crisis. And Iran and Russia.
And it's nothing that columnist Mark Adomanis considered views on the world Mitt Romney shallow, arrogant, and ultimately — stupid. Is George W. Bush, no hard to detect on the world map only Africa, glittering brilliant inferences?