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Full text of Human Rights Record of the U.S. in 2005
www.chinaview.cn 2006-03-09 11:06:57

    BEIJING, March 9 (Xinhuanet) -- Following is the full text of the Human Rights Record of the United States in 2005, released by the Information office of China's State Council Thursday.

    The Human Rights Record of the United States in 2005

    The Information Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China March 9, 2006     

    On March 8, the U.S. Department of State, posing once again as "the world's judge of human rights," released its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2005. As in previous years, the State Department pointed the finger at human rights situations in more than 190 countries and regions, including China, but kept silent on the serious violations of human rights in the United States. To help people realize the true features of this self-styled "guardian of human rights," it is necessary to probe into the human rights abuses in the United States in 2005.

    I. On Life and Security of Person    

    For a long time, the life and personal security of people of the United States have not been under efficient protection. American society is characterized with rampant violent crimes. Across the country each year, 50,000 suicides and homicides are committed (Va.Violent Deaths Are Mostly Suicides, The Washington Post, October 12, 2005).

    The U.S. Justice Department reported on Sept. 25, 2005 that there were 5,182,670 violent crimes in the United States in 2004. There were 21.4 victims for every 1,000 people aged 12 and older, which amounts to about one violent crime victim for every 47 U.S. citizens (Crime Rate Remains at 2003 Level, Study Says, The Washington Post, September 26, 2005).

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