The foreign Ministry commented on the protests in the United States because of the murder of George Floyd
Moscow urges to thoroughly investigate the murder of an African-American George Floyd in the United States, said the Russian foreign Ministry.
For the third day in the United States continued protests and riots due to the death of an African-American George Floyd, who died in police custody in the us city of Minneapolis.
The Ministry noted that the incident – "not the first in a series of unlawful acts and unjustified violence by law-enforcers in the United States." "Such high-profile crimes committed by U.S. police too often", - said the Agency. It recalled the murder in 2016 a police officer a minor, when police opened fire, despite the fact that the teenager did not attempt to attack, and also about the shooting in March 2020 in Louisville, Kentucky 26-year-old employee of emergency medical care of Breanna Taylor.
"In the United States has clearly accumulated systemic problems in the human rights area. These include discrimination on racial, ethnic and religious grounds, police brutality, bias justice, prison overcrowding and the uncontrolled use of firearms and "self-defense" individuals and others", - said the Minister.
"It is sad that at this sombre backdrop, Washington from year to year refuses to expand its international legal obligations in the humanitarian sphere, is still not involved in most of the major international treaties on human rights, continues to ignore the recommendations of human rights organizations, is deliberately the case for the curtailment of their participation in relevant international and universal structures", - added in Ministry, reminding that the US withdrawal from the UN Council on human rights.
The death of Floyd caused the riots in Minneapolis and other cities after the appearance of "viral" video for his detention. The record shows, as the police tackled Floyd and handcuffed him, and one of the officers leaned a knee on his neck. The detainee first few times he says he can't breathe and then losing consciousness. Floyd was hospitalized, he died in intensive care.
When this information became widespread, the leadership of the city police announced the dismissal of four officers who participated in the arrest. The city held a protest, accompanied by vandalism and fires. The investigation into the death of Floyd has joined the FBI, which declared the case a priority.