US, biggest violator of human rights: Analyst
“The United States according to all records is the biggest violator of human rights issues in the world.” Tighe Barry, a member of the CODEPINK Movement from Los AngelesAn American analyst says the United States is “the biggest violator of human rights” in the world, adding that Washington must not be allowed place in the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Press TV reports. "The United States according to all records is the biggest violator of human rights issues in the world," Tighe Barry, a member of the CODEPINK Movement from Los Angeles, told Press TV on Sunday. Barry added that the inmates held by the US in Guantanamo Bay detention camp in Cuba "have not been given their right to seek counsel or be held in court in front of a judge.” “We have people that are being killed around the world in Pakistan, in Yemen, in Libya by our robotic killers and no, I do not believe the United States should have a place on the Human Rights Council at the UN." "What the American government is doing is oppressing people worldwide with their military inflations, over one thousand now military bases around the world," the analyst said.
Barry said the US government stands guilty of "killing people worldwide and jailing people without right to habeas corpus which is the ability to seek counsel and to be in front of a judge."On November 10, Iran's Foreign Ministry Spokesman Ramin Mehmanparast called on the UN members to oppose Washington's membership in the UNHRC in the General Assembly voting on November 12. Mehmanparast emphasized that due to its negative human rights records and violation of international conventions and treaties, Washington is not qualified to be a member of the council which is the most important international human rights body. According to the council's statute, only countries with a clean human rights record have the right to join UNHRC, Mehmanparast said, going on to cite Washington's involvement in killing civilians, torturing people in secret prisons and anti-Islam campaign as some examples of the US human rights violations. DB/HMV