US State Dep’t can no longer talk about human rights violation, says Russian diplomat

US State Dep’t can no longer talk about human rights violation, says Russian diplomat
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The US State Department cannot lecture anyone about observing human rights amid all the brutalities committed by the police against journalists in the protests that gripped the US, Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said via Facebook, APA reports citing TASS.

She underlined that US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has a meeting with Tiananmen Square survivors scheduled for today.

"From the window of the State Department in Washington you can see carnage unfolding between police officers and protesters who have something to say about surviving in squares, however, international hypocrisy is still very much a thing. I wonder whether he [Pompeo] will tell his guests about the US achievements in the sphere of human rights protection?" Zakharova asked.

The diplomat underlined that right now the US can only boast about wrongful and brutal treatment of journalists, who are bombarded with tear gas cans and shot with rubber bullets by police officers. "There is something to be proud of: more than 100 US and foreign reporters suffered at the hands of police," Zakharova concluded.

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