US State Departments Report on Human Rights Practices 2005

The government’s human rights record was poor, and serious problems remained. The following human rights problems were reported:

  • restrictions on citizens’ right to change their government
  • extrajudicial killings, torture, and rape
  • poor prison conditions, arbitrary arrest, and lengthy pretrial detention
  • violations of due process and privacy rights
  • lack of judicial independence
  • harassment, intimidation, and arrest of journalists
  • limits on freedom of association, religion, and movement
  • imprisonment of political leaders
  • corruption
  • legal and societal discrimination against women
  • child abuse
  • trafficking in women and children, and child prostitution
  • discrimination against persons with disabilities
  • indentured, bonded, and child labor
  • restriction of worker rights
  • See the complete report: Country Reports on Human Rights Practices – 2005

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