Moscow is concerned over the human rights situation in the U.S.

Child abuse, invasion of privacy, police brutality, secret prisons and reducing the freedom of speech are the main problems in the United States of human rights, the report said the Russian Foreign Ministry, which went to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, where on Monday 22 October will hold parliamentary hearings devoted to this issue.

The Russian Foreign Ministry has already prepared a second report on the topic of human rights. At last report, released in November 2011, the Russian Foreign Ministry assessed the state of human rights in the U.S., the EU and the Baltic states. The document, which is prepared by the Russian diplomats in this year amid strong criticism of Russia by international human rights organizations and Western governments described the situation solely in the United States, transformed relations which had been one of the main topics at the talks the two presidents in four years.

As told RIA Novosti source in the Russian parliament, familiar with the text of the report, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs draws attention to the fact that the U.S. has hundreds of thousands of children are abused, leading in some cases to death (2010 — 1600). The report states that the use of corporal punishment allowed by law in 19 states, and in some children's educational centers "treat" electroshock. Separately, the report describes the cases of abuse of adopted children, taken on the education of Russian orphanages.

Russian diplomats, citing U.S. non-governmental organization noted that "approximately one out of a hundred police involved in criminal abuse, including a sexual assault, indecent assault and rape."

"The United States remains the country with the largest number of prisoners in the world, which are 2.2 million people. Still does not solve the problem of secret CIA prisons that were on the territory of Poland, Afghanistan, Iraq, Thailand, Morocco, Djibouti, Romania and Lithuania ", — source cited a quote from the report.

Authors of the report also criticized the U.S. legislation allowing intelligence agencies to carry out a total censorship of all electronic communications of foreigners and residents without a court order, which allowed them in 2011 to more than 1.3 million requests for disclosure of information about the phone calls of mobile subscribers.

"In the period from 2004 to 2007. the number of emails scanned the U.S. secret services, grew by 3000% ", — the report says.

The paper describes the pressure on the U.S. administration of the company, responsible for the web content.

"From July to December 2011 to the address only to Google from U.S. government agencies received 103% more requests for content removal than in the previous reporting period," — says the document.

Russian diplomats also noted the concern of the journalistic community in the U.S. continued tightening of media legislation and stringent measures taken by the U.S. police against journalists covering protests in U.S. cities.

RIA Novosti


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