The US commits the same abuses it condemns abroad

Posted on AllSides June 28th, 2020
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As human rights researchers covering places like the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Iraq, and Yemen, we have spent years documenting how repressive governments use excessive force and other abuses to quash dissent: firing on peaceful protesters and beating or arresting critics and activists.

Despite its own record of abuse abroad, which we have also documented, the US government has rightly if inconsistently condemned crackdowns by repressive governments - making public statements, raising concerns in private meetings with government officials, suspending military assistance, or imposing targeted sanctions against those most...

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