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MOSCOW, May 17 (Itar-Tass) — There are facts of disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators in the U.S. and the EU, Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner for human rights, democracy and the supremacy of law Konstantin Dolgov said on Thursday.
Commenting on the West’s measures to counter social protests, Dolgov said, “Amid the world economic crisis citizens in certain EU countries and the U.S. continue rallies and other actions to protest against the social and economic situation and the authorities’ policy in this aspect. So there are facts of disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators.”
“Such situation, which is regularly being refreshed with mass media videos, arouses concern in the context of realizing democratic rights and the freedom of expression, the freedom of peaceful assembly and association that are guaranteed by fundamental international treaties and agreements,” Dolgov said.
At the same time, the diplomat stressed: “I mean the facts of disproportionate use of force against peaceful demonstrators who do not violate law and order and who pose no threat to public security.” “Therefore, corresponding restrictions of the mentioned freedoms in compliance with the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights,” Dolgov said.
“We believe that those who really take care of observing human rights will give an objective assessment to the situation by avoiding double standards, emotions and politicized interpretation of the facts,” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s commissioner pointed out.