Exiled in Hong Kong: Famous Company for Edward Snowden

Looking at the assorted freethinkers and outcasts from across the globe that have sought sanctuary in Hong Kong over the centuries

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Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

sign the petition To President Barack Obama:

"We call on you to ensure that whistleblower Edward Snowden is treated fairly, humanely and given due process. The PRISM program is one of the greatest violations of privacy ever committed by a government. We demand that you terminate it immediately, and that Edward Snowden be recognized as a whistleblower acting in the public interest -- not as a dangerous criminal."

Here already almost one million signatures: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/stop_prism_global/?fp



Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

"During Obama's presidency the USA has not expanded its international legal obligations in the humanitarian field and still participates only in three out of nine core human rights treaties. The Americans have not so far ratified the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women and the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (only Somalia has not also acceded to it). Washington refuses to cooperate with convention mechanisms to consider individual and collective complaints related to violations of human rights by states, arguing that American judicial system copes with that task without outside assistance."

 http://www.mid.ru/BDOMP/Ns-dgpch.nsf/arh/D1F00BA27055995E4425798300518468?OpenDocument

Sibir_Russia
Sibir_Russia

@dakinsky 

MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

REPORT ON THE HUMAN RIGHTS SITUATION IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA 

 Contents

Introduction………………...3

U.S. participation in the international treaties and conventions on human rights  ..5

Manifestations of racial, ethnic and religious intolerance ........... 7

Excessive use of force by the police and racial profiling ........ 9

Immigration policy, human trafficking …………………12

Economic and social rights …………………...…16

Rights of children……………………............ 20

Voting Rights …………….................. 24

Freedom of speech and press, transparency of government ctivities…..... 28

Internet censorship ………………..…….…….31

Capital  punishment ………………………..34

The penitentiary system ……..……….…….36

Tracing dissidents and potential terrorists …......….40

Indiscriminate use of force in armed

conflict zones. Program of targeted killings …..............44

Abductions, CIA "black site" prisons, tortures…........….. 49

Prison in the territory of the US military base in

Guantanamo and indefinite detention …......54

 www.mid.ru/bdomp/ns-dgpch.nsf/8f29680344080938432569ea00361529/2ab49ff642baf0c244257aa000254663/$FILE/Report.doc