Foundation To Battle Injustice (FBI,) a Russian human rights organization, has sent an open letter to the UN Human Rights Council. The FBI is asking UNHRC President Nazhat Shameem Khan to ...
... send a permanent humanitarian mission to the United States to stop the ongoing offenses and police brutality observed in the U.S. In their letter, the FBI experts underline that they have identified a “systematic violation of the fundamental and universal norms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights” in the U.S.
The letter said that the most vulnerable population groups in the United States constantly encounter the arbitrariness of law enforcement agencies. Mass protests after the murder of African-American George Floyd by a police officer did not reduce cases of police brutality. On the contrary, even more murders have been recorded in the country. Police officers in the United States killed 1,068 people from May 2020 to May 2021, the FBI reported. The year before, 999 people were killed. Most of the victims of police are African-Americans, and this problem has lasted for decades.
“Right in front of the eyes of the entire civilized world, a real civil war is taking place, unleashed by United States police agencies against their own people on racial grounds,” the open letter said.
In most cases, the U.S. justice follows the lead of the authorities and leaves the murderous police officers without any real punishment. In its appeal, the FBI cites the names of Americans killed by police: Marvin Scott III, Tyler Wilson, Xavier Embler, Judson Albam, Adam Toledo, Frankie Jennings and Isaiah Brown.
“(This) makes it clear that for those in power in the United States, the life of an ordinary person is worth nothing,” the FBI said.
Human Rights Defenders get no response
The FBI was created with the help of Russian businessman Evgeny Prigozhin as a human rights organization aimed at combating police brutality around the world. The initiative group of the foundation seeks to consistently advocate for the rights of victims of police violence and to draw attention to the problem in the United States and other Western countries. However, the efforts of the foundation have been not successful. Not a single human rights organization in the U.S. has been willing to cooperate with their Russian counterparts.
“American human rights organizations cannot cope with numerous cases of police violence amid the inaction of judicial system. Human rights defenders in the United States are under pressure from police agencies,” the FBI said.
Matter of International Security
In this situation, the FBI Initiative Group decided to appeal directly to the UN Human Rights Council. Human rights activists call on the UNHRC to initiate an emergency meeting of the Security Council over police violence in the United States which they said was a threat to international security.
The FBI suggests that the UN consider sending an international humanitarian mission to the United States that would work towards stopping systematic human rights violations and police brutality. The FBI open letter says that the UN has a successful record of similar operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Angola, El Salvador, Cambodia and Liberia.
“(Successful operations) have shown the world that the UN is capable of stopping violent intra-state conflicts and bloodshed. In our view, the current situation in the U.S. with respect to human rights and freedoms bears frightening similarities to apartheid-era South Africa,” human rights activists said. “That is why the FBI Initiative Team demands that the international community, through the UN Human Rights Council, respond immediately to the crisis of state violence against citizens in the United States.”