Senior MP calls for intl commission to assess US domestic crisis in Ferguson
Deputy State Duma speaker Sergey Neverov has called for various international organizations to create a joint group to assess the US authorities’ handling of the ongoing protest in the town of Ferguson.
Neverov, who also chairs the majority United Russia caucus in the Lower House, has told reporters that the international community must not remain indifferent to the crisis situation in the United States – the country that presents itself as a model for democracy. “The events in Missouri have demonstrated that the United States have serious problems based on racial discrimination,” Neverov noted in a comment to the Russian daily Izvestia.
The politician said that United Russia wanted to set up a special commission manned with representatives of the UN, PACE and other international groups that would make contact with participants of the events in Ferguson, Missouri, and investigate the lawfulness of the actions of US authorities and law enforcers.
Neverov added that the chairman of the Lower House committee for international relations MP Aleksei Pushkov (United Russia) could head the Russian part of the international commission.
In mid-August, Pushkov denounced the use of tear gas and rubber bullets in Ferguson as “a sign of dictatorship and an excessive use of force” by posting a message on his Twitter.
On Thursday a member of the Presidential Council for Human Rights suggested sending a peacekeeping mission of rights activists to Ferguson in order to stop the violence. Igor Borison told the ITAR-TASS news agency that the measure would prevent “a full scale genocide against its own population” in the United States.
Earlier this week, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s envoy for Human Rights, Konstantin Dolgov, said that the unrest in Ferguson was a vivid demonstration of the extreme tensions that exist in modern American society. Dolgov called the curfew, the violent dispersing of rallies and the deployment of the National Guard to the area “a repetition of the race cataclysms” that have shaken the United States in the past.
“While demanding that other countries guarantee the freedom of speech and stop suppressing anti-government protests, at home the US authorities never show any leniency towards those who actively express their discontent with inequality, de-facto discrimination, and the position of second class citizens. As we have all seen, reporters who perform their professional duty also get their share of ill treatment,” read the comment posted on the ministry’s website.
overthrow-r1b 25.08.2014 05:35
YES PLEASE HELP US IN u.s.
The government tortures all the blacks here so bad they're all afraid to talk about it because they get tortured more and infinitely. They torture everyone here. They torture and then use technology to make people not speak about it or not remember it, including babies and children.
mostly they try to use technology that leaves no evidence, but it only manifests other problems more serious.
I hope international community will put a stop to it and end our endless abuses.
JayJay 24.08.2014 23:43
LOL what a joke! Russia is not even a NATO country, they're broke, and hostile to free people!
Reg 24.08.2014 19:47
These thugs, supposed police officers who should be protecting the citizens, look more like the occupying forces.
Whe re is the support of other citizens for the people of Missouri? Are they all cowards?
Michael Rode 24.08.2014 18:40
Russia is a peaceful nation that does not interfere in the affairs of other countries. Unlike the EU, US, NATO, ISRAEL that invade, kill, murder, destroy, regime change, overthrow, corrupt, plunder resources, threaten, terrorise, occupy sovereign states like locusts, consuming all resources until nothing is left. IS was created by the US and its allies, they are responsible for it.
Tessa 24.08.2014 18:33
The world knows American leaders are hypocrites of the highest order. If they denounce another country for something you can be sure it is being done here. While the intention is noble, it is too far into the game to make a difference.
europa_123 23.08.2014 18:59
In AMerica we don't have any more freedom. It's police and military state.
Bill Earnshaw 24.08.2014 03:09
Close to Dear Alice.......have a look around you, the commies are already here, local control would be the sheriff, who is elected by the people.
Was this handled by the sheriff?
Lo cal militarized police, is in itself a declaration of war against the people.
The further the country strays from the constitution, more of this will occur.
faweawe fawfewafew 24.08.2014 01:50
truly a mess really...
idaho4331 23.08.2014 14:23
This has to be a joke. When did Russia start carrying about other countries if not for propaganda purposes.
Mensur Culic 22.08.2014 22:01
demokracy..people of Europe are very concern about human rights issues in ferguson..
demokracy . .欧洲人在弗格森事件中非常关注人权问题. .
deminuit 22.08.2014 14:04
Maybe the international community should set sanctions on US, to put pressure on the tyrannic regime.