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The Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (DRL) at the U.S. Department of State leads U.S. efforts to promote democracy, protect human rights and international religious freedom, and advance labor rights globally.

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https://sy.usembassy.gov/statement-on-the-un-independent-international-commission-of-inquiry-coi-report/
09/16/2020
Statement on the UN Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) Report | U.S. Embassy in Syria

https://sy.usembassy.gov/statement-on-the-un-independent-international-commission-of-inquiry-coi-report/

Ambassador James Jeffrey September 16, 2020 The United States welcomes the UN’s Independent International Commission of Inquiry (COI) most recent report of human rights violations in the Syrian conflict. Once again, the COI has found reasonable grounds to believe that the Assad regime continues to...

“A respect for the rights of other peoples to determine their forms of government and their economy will not weaken our ...
09/16/2020

“A respect for the rights of other peoples to determine their forms of government and their economy will not weaken our democracy. It will inevitably strengthen it.”--Eleanor Roosevelt

09/16/2020

Finding a global solution to #COVID19 requires open and transparent governance, a strong civil society, respect for fundamental freedoms, and a spirit of collaboration and solidarity in defeating a shared public health threat.

09/16/2020

In support of democratic governance worldwide, we emphasize the importance of international #HumanRights obligations and commitments. We call on countries to protect individuals' freedom of expression, association, peaceful assembly, and religion or belief during #COVID19.

09/16/2020

On this International Day of Democracy, we continue to face a global crisis—the COVID-19 pandemic. Even in democratic nations, many marginalized groups face greater health, economic, and social impacts. We must empower all people to participate in crisis recovery.

09/15/2020
New Hope for Democracy

What was once a prosperous and democratic state now suffers from economic ruin, human rights abuses, and corruption. But, with great courage and hope, Venezuelans are laying the groundwork for a democratic future. Read more at http://ow.ly/fbfu50BrS6I

New Hope for Democracy: In Pursuit of Freedom in Venezuela

09/15/2020

Happy #DemocracyDay! “As the world’s oldest democracy, the United States devotes particular attention to the promotion of individual freedom and democratic processes and institutions.” –Report of the Commission on Unalienable Rights

Inclusive democracies give every person a voice. How? They allow all people the chance to cast ballots, to run for and h...
09/15/2020

Inclusive democracies give every person a voice. How? They allow all people the chance to cast ballots, to run for and hold public offices, and to engage in all aspects of political and public life. #DayOfDemocracy

09/15/2020
The Role of Inclusion in Strengthening Democracy

On International Day of Democracy, DRL Assistant Secretary Robert Destro is joined by Virginia Atkinson of IFES and Aaron Azelton of National Democratic Institute to discuss the role of inclusion in strengthening democracy.

What does democracy mean to you? Share with us in the comments below!

U.S. Mission Nigeria
09/15/2020

U.S. Mission Nigeria

In recognition of the #InternationalDayOfDemocracy, we reaffirm the right of every citizen to take part in the processes of democratic self-governance. Democracies are accountable to their citizens. They respect the Rule of Law, protect lives and property, and respect the freedoms, dignity, and equality of every person. The U.S. stands with people everywhere who seek to live freely, safely, and with dignity under democratic governments.
Full statement: https://bit.ly/2FF8cEe

“We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. For to be...
09/15/2020

“We have not taken the final step of our journey, but the first step on a longer and even more difficult road. For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.” –Nelson Mandela #DemocracyDay

09/15/2020

As we celebrate International Day of Democracy, the United States continues to advocate for the full participation of all members of society regardless of gender, race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability in our country and around the world.

09/15/2020

Happy International Day of Democracy! Societies are more prosperous, peaceful, and secure when all people have equal opportunity to participate in political and civic life, both individually and in association with others.

Tomorrow is International #DayofDemocracy! Tune in on our page at 2 PM for a discussion on the importance of in...
09/14/2020

Tomorrow is International #DayofDemocracy! Tune in on our page at 2 PM for a discussion on the importance of inclusion in democracy, featuring DRL Assistant Secretary Robert Destro, Virginia Atkinson from IFES and Aaron Azelton from the National Democratic Institute. See you there! http://facebook.com/StateDRL

09/11/2020

Under Maduro’s rule, Venezuela, a nation that was once one of the richest in South America, is now plagued with inflation, corruption, and political violence. Venezuelans deserve accountability and democracy. The U.S. supports #FreeAndFairElections for Venezuela.

Providing workers with safe, fair, and respectful workplaces is vital.  These values shaped early labor movements and le...
09/07/2020

Providing workers with safe, fair, and respectful workplaces is vital. These values shaped early labor movements and led to current policies. These longstanding principles endure because they enable our workers and society to continue functioning. We see efforts to provide workers with the protection they need & deserve. Governments pass new regulations to protect essential workers. Businesses restructure processes so workers can be safe. Labor unions advocate for worker safety so workers get the protection they need. This Labor Day, let us all – workers, employers, labor unions, and governments – recommit to respecting workers and labor rights around the world. #LaborDay

09/07/2020

Happy Labor Day!

The U.S. labor movement created our annual Labor Day holiday, which is dedicated to the social and economic achievements...
09/07/2020

The U.S. labor movement created our annual Labor Day holiday, which is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. Oregon was the first state to recognize Labor Day in 1887. On June 28, 1894, Congress passed an act creating a legal holiday celebrated annually on the first Monday in September. Labor Day celebrations have changed in recent years, especially in large industrial centers where huge parades are difficult. Instead there are often speeches by leading union officials, industrialists, educators, clerics, and government officials. COVID-19 has shown the risks workers face. Workers around the world confront daily safety hazards due to lack of PPE, workspaces that were not designed for pandemic conditions such as social distancing, a lack of information, and policies that don't prioritize worker safety. When worker voices are heard and respected, and when governments and businesses collaborate with workers to address safety needs, we get safer workplaces, more productive and successful businesses, strong economies, and more successful efforts to combat the pandemic. #LaborDay

U.S.- European Media Hub
09/05/2020
U.S.- European Media Hub

U.S.- European Media Hub

In spite of its dismal record on human rights, Cuba’s government is seeking a seat on the United Nations Human Rights Council for the 2021–2023 term.

“It’s outrageous that the Human Rights Council would offer to seat Cuba, a brutal dictatorship that traffics its own doctors under the guise of humanitarian missions,” Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo said on August 5.
https://share.america.gov/cubas-outrageous-bid-to-join-u-n-human-rights-council/

09/04/2020

The United States remains concerned about the arrest, detention, and extradition of Mr. Bobomurad Abdullaev, an Uzbekistani journalist who had been enrolled in a journalism program at the American University of Central Asia in the Kyrgyz Republic. Kyrgyz authorities extradited Mr. Abdullaev at the request of the Government of Uzbekistan, based on vague and unsubstantiated charges. Although Mr. Abdullaev was released after he arrived in Uzbekistan and was allowed to travel to be with his family outside the capital, his current status is unclear. The United States calls on the Government of Uzbekistan to clarify the allegations against him as well as the next steps. Further, as President Mirziyoyev has often talked about the important role of journalists in the country, we urge Uzbekistan to respect the right to freedom of expression, for members of the media as well as Mr. Abdullaev, and allow him to travel to any location of his choosing.

The United States is also concerned by allegations that the Kyrgyz GKNB tortured Mr. Abdullaev during his detention in the Kyrgyz Republic, as well as by the Kyrgyz Republic’s decision to extradite him to Uzbekistan, despite its non-refoulement obligations. The United States is committed to promoting human rights around the world and will continue to raise these concerns with both the Uzbekistani and Kyrgyz governments.

As a Haitian youth activist and General Coordinator of a civil society organization, Wilbert advocates for democratic re...
09/01/2020

As a Haitian youth activist and General Coordinator of a civil society organization, Wilbert advocates for democratic reforms. His life’s painful experiences don't stop Wilbert from fighting for a just, inclusive world.
#CoDYouthLeads
Read more at: http://ow.ly/MMBx50APGGD

08/31/2020
U.S. Mission Nigeria

U.S. Mission Nigeria

The celebration of the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment
in the United States.

In efforts to silence political opposition and control members of its population, the illegitimate Maduro regime has com...
08/30/2020

In efforts to silence political opposition and control members of its population, the illegitimate Maduro regime has committed thousands of enforced disappearances in Venezuela. Reports indicate that these human rights abuses increased since the beginning of the COVID19 pandemic.

08/30/2020

43 Mexican students from an Ayotzinapa college disappeared in Iguala, Mexico in 2014. Two victims’ remains have been conclusively identified. The Mexican gov't has renewed efforts to uncover the truth in this case and hold those responsible accountable. #DayOfDisappearances

08/30/2020

In Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, at least 40 Ukrainians have been reportedly subjected to enforced disappearances since the Russian occupation began. We call on Russia to end these abuses and return full control of all Ukrainian territory to Ukraine. #StandUpForTheDisappeared

08/30/2020

The enforced disappearances Iran perpetrated as part of its so-called 1988 "death commissions," targeting thousands of political dissidents, continue unabated, as Iran continues to conceal the fate and the whereabouts of persons who have disappeared.

08/30/2020

Iraq has one of the highest numbers of missing persons in the world; they are victims of decades of conflict, as well as ISIS and sectarian violence. Iranian-backed militias abducted hundreds of demonstrators during the October 2019 anti-government protests. 25+ remain missing.

08/30/2020

The Assad regime in Syria has forcibly disappeared or arbitrarily detained more than 100,000 civilians – including women and children – and systematically subjected them to torture and other abuse. #StandUpForDisappearances

08/30/2020

In Turkmenistan, there are at least 121 allegedly disappeared prisoners, with the actual number estimated to be in the hundreds, including those accused of participation in an alleged 2002 assassination attempt against former president Saparmurat Niyazov. #DayOfDisappearances

08/30/2020

In China, more than 1 million Uyghurs and members of other predominantly Muslim minority groups have been detained in internment camps where they are reportedly subject to political indoctrination, torture, psychological and physical abuse, forced sterilization, and forced labor.

08/30/2020

Pakistan’s Commission of Inquiry on Enforced Disappearances has reported over 2,200 cases of alleged disappearances countrywide remain unresolved. In June, authorities acknowledged that human rights defender Idris Khattak, missing since Nov. 2019, is in law enforcement custody.

08/30/2020

In Burma, the military and, in some cases, ethnic armed groups continue to subject local populations to enforced disappearances and other human rights violations and abuses amid ongoing violence across parts of the country. #InternationalDisappearances

08/30/2020

Sri Lanka, which has one of the world’s highest numbers of disappearances, has yet to comprehensively investigate disappearances dating as far back as the 1980s. #DayOfEnforcedDisappearances

08/30/2020

The North Korean regime has reportedly perpetrated enforced disappearances against tens of thousands of individuals for so-called “political crimes,” in many cases three generations of the same family. #StandUpForDisappearances

On August 30, the United States marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, established by th...
08/30/2020

On August 30, the United States marks the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, established by the UN General Assembly in 2010. The United States stands in solidarity with victims of this egregious crime and with the loved ones they have left behind. Every year, beloved friends and family members vanish after being arrested, detained, or abducted by government officials or others working in concert with them or with their tacit assent. These criminals refuse to acknowledge the deprivation of liberty and conceal the victims’ fates and whereabouts. Human rights defenders, journalists, and those who exercise their freedom of expression to dissent are often the targets of this violation of their human rights for political purposes. Governments must put an end to enforced disappearances, hold accountable those responsible, reveal the fate of loved ones who have been disappeared, and respect the human rights and fundamental freedoms of all persons.

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China Xinjiang : The Problem of Communist China We have little doubt that at least some regions of Communist China would seek far greater autonomy, and perhaps their own independence, if they could seek that type of political freedom. We have no doubt that they would seek to cultivate their own culture, rather than being subject to PLA control over cultural expression. Yes, remember that Emperor Xi, whom we might also refer to as Commandant Xi of the world's largest concentration camp (housing 1.4 billion people), has a wife who became a major general in the PLA directing Chinese cultural expression. Yes, it is that bad in China. Culture and the arts are absolutely determined by the military. It is a military state. If they had a choice many in today's China would seek independence, freedom, autonomy. China would fragment into pieces even more quickly and more completely than the USSR fragmented at its dissolution, and for very similar reasons of oppression and subjugation. It is colonialism at its worst. While Communists often berate Capitalist colonialism, Communists have consistently proven that they are the most colonialist of all, and that they practice colonialism both internally and externally. Currently China is a colonial power intent on influence and control over all of South East Asia, some nations (such as Nepal and Afghanistan) in the central region, and is intent on increasing its colonial influence and control in South America. Mongolia is also, in effect, a Chinese colony, as is North Korea. China is having more difficulty colonializing Vietnam, but it is deeply rooted there. It is steadily making gains in Myanmar. It wants to gain similar influence and control over all of India, and it already has made immense inroads into Iran. So it is not wrong for us to look at a region of China, such as Xinjiang, as being a colony run by Beijing. The analogy stands up quite well in terms of what actually goes on. Xinjiang does not have much of a voice in Chinese politics, and its CCP members do not represent Xinjiang interests, but are selected and maintained to support Beijing's interests. They are similar to colonial governors, rather than being representatives of the region. They are there to impose CCP policies and PLA doctrine. 8 million of Xinjiang's 19 million population are Uighur. Quoting a BBC article: "Xinjiang's media are tightly controlled by the local Communist Party and government. The Urumqi People's Broadcasting Station and the Xinjiang People's Broadcasting Station run radio and television broadcasts in Chinese, Uighur and minority languages. Major state-run newspapers include the Chinese-language Xinjiang Economic Daily. The authorities imposed a months-long shutdown of internet access in Xinjiang following the violent unrest in July 2009. Bloggers, netizens and website managers were "singled out for repression", Reporters Without Borders said. In July 2017 authorities demanded that residents install an application on their mobile phones that scans the devices and reports back to authorities on what it finds."..... " In August 2018, a UN human rights panel cited "credible reports" that more than one million people were being held in counter-extremism centres in Xinjiang, raising concerns that China had turned the region into "a massive internment camp shrouded in secrecy". China denied the scale of the detentions, but acknowledged that "religious extremist" Uighurs were undergoing re-education and resettlement." While I am no advocate of religions, myself, I do believe that under and subject to the laws of the land religious freedom ought to be assured and safeguarded. It is only where religious practices come into conflict with the nation's laws, where those nation's laws are founded on core principles of establishing and safeguarding fundamental human rights and freedoms pertaining to preservation of life, the enjoyment of reasonable liberty and assuring adequate possibilities for the pursuit of happiness, that a nation's law must prevail against religion. Communist China fails on both sides of that equation, and seems incapable of understanding why it fails. Incapable or intent on becoming and being the world's most evil regime. Worse yet we do not have statistics as to how many people the CCP, PLA regime has "disappeared" in China. We know it is a large number, but we do not really know who and how many. That refers to people who are probably dead, or incarcerated, without being granted any communication, in China's notorious slave labor facilities. We also do not know how many people are actually incarcerated in those facilities, and we do not know the exact size of that system. We have only sporadic bits of information proving that they exist, but no statistical, verifiable, data. The CCP keeps all of that very secret. There is currently no foreign, independent, inspection of Chinese facilities and practices capable of ascertaining the extent of Communist China's wrong doing. Similarly we have only a vague idea of how the CCP engages in Stalinist style practices of breaking up families, and isolating individuals, from early on in life and in the course of their working lives. We know it happens, and we know something about how China arranges for workers to have to work at immense distances away from their homes and relations. It is an intensive, prevalent, very Communist practice, pertaining to the Chinese worker army and how lives are intensively controlled and subjugated. Similarly we do not have much, if any, real statistical data on corruption, being used by the CCP and PLA, for its own purposes, in China and extending beyond its borders. We only know about specific incidents that raise the question, but we do not have any investigative depths of insight into the undercurrents of suspected relations between the Communist Party and its affiliated, corrupt, minions. We suspect it is a much larger matter, with more international significance, than the news we get is implying. The type of corruption that "Emperor" Xi has sought to eradicate is anti CCP, anti PLA, dissent and criticism, and not what we normally consider to be corruption, except in a relatively small number of obviously criminal examples of officials on the greedy take from the public coffers. The latter examples create a ready illusion while covering up the real concerns that continue to be tolerated in a climate of ever increasing and more intense, Orwellian "1984" style control and oppression of a victim population. A victim population that is the largest population ever to suffer any similar conditions. Essentially nearly 1.4 billion human beings being held in a vast, national, concentration camp. That type of prison requires a lot of "screws" and China has developed that too, for spying on every little aspect of citizens' lives, for the purpose of rigid, intensive and extensive, totalitarian, authoritarian, control. No Chinese citizen actually enjoys any real freedom, and every Chinese citizen has reasons to be deeply and continually afraid. The evils of today's China are too immense to catalogue and discuss in this manner, but we need more of the press, and more academics, funded to work on that problem. For that I turn it over to the CIA and its intelligence partners. Communist China must become even more of a focus of in depth scrutiny than the USSR was in its day of being the leading post WWII evil in the world. China has stepped into that role, and attention is long past due on a very similar, in depth, intensive, basis. The world needs to know about Communist China. It needs to know everything about Communist China. China's social credit, in the global community is about to be withdrawn.