Human Rights Watch annual report released
Human Rights Watch has issued its annual report on worldwide human rights conditions. The report includes country-by-country reports, as well as discussion of general worldwide issues. The introduction by HRW director Kenneth Roth criticized the U.S. government's "use of detention without trial and interrogation by torture." Roth urged the European Union to take up the leadership role in advancing human rights, but also criticized the EU for its weak response to some serious violations of human rights. He also singled out for criticism Russia and China for their repressive policies, and "Sudan’s criminal campaign in Darfur."