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The Information Office of the State Council Published the 2012 US Human Rights Record

Xinhua reported that the Information Office of the State Council released the "2012 US Human Rights Record." It was created in response to the “distorted claims” made in the 2012 Human Rights Report that the U.S. State Department published. "According to the ‘2012 Human Rights Record,’ the U.S., the so called ‘Human Rights Defender,’ pointed fingers at over 190 countries about their human rights issues while it kept silent about its own record. … The ‘2012 US Human Rights Record’ was meant to disclose human rights violations that took place in the U.S. in areas including life and personal safety, civil and political rights, economic and social rights, racial discrimination, woman and children’s rights, and the U.S. rights invasions of other countries." According to Xinhua, this is the 14th time that the State Council has published the "US Human Rights Record."

Source: Xinhua, April 21, 2013