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US should deal with its own human rights issues — Russian embassy

Russian authorities call on American officials to stop interfering in internal affairs, the Russian embassy in Washington said

WASHINGTON, January 28. /TASS/. The administration of the United States should focus on protecting human rights in their own country rather than blaming others for failing to do so, the Russian embassy in Washington said in a statement.

"We took notice of another anti-Russian statement of the administration. This time we are charged with non-observance of human rights in connection with the order of the Moscow City Court to liquidate the Moscow Helsinki Group, as well as in connection with the designation of other civil society organizations as undesirable. We call on American officials to stop interfering in our internal affairs and the work of the Russian competent authorities," the statement said.

"Instead of blaming others for neglecting democratic freedoms, Washington should be concerned about the human rights situation in its own country," the embassy wrote.

According to the statement, the principle of independence of the judiciary is enshrined in the Russian Constitution. "The courts are not governed by anyone's will and are subject exclusively to the law in the exercise of their functions," the statement said.