MOSCOW, March 15. /TASS/. The Russian Foreign Ministry has issued a so-called White Book on human rights violations committed by Western states during the fight against terrorism, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova informed during Friday’s briefing.
"The Russian Foreign Ministry has prepared a White Book of human rights violations by Western countries under the guise of the fight against terrorism and other criminal threats and challenges," the diplomat noted. "Today, we find ourselves in the situation when the international community is forced to go along the path of enhancing the control functions of law enforcement agencies and special forces in order to fight terrorist and criminal threats."
At the same time, she stressed that "the protection of a human right to life and physical safety often contradicts other legislative principles."
The document includes the information concerning the abilities of Western special forces to exert almost total control over society. "With the aim to monitor Internet traffic and taking into account the need for censuring the global network, they impose cooperation with private IT companies and providers, and continue to spy on the users of information and communication systems both at the national level and abroad, including in their allied countries, as well as international organizations," Zakharova stated.
She added that illegal arrests, torture and extrajudicial killings also take place under the guise of counterterrorism.