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Excerpts from China's report on human rights abuses in U.S.

Here are some excerpts from China's report on human rights abuses in the United States:

American society is characterized with rampant violent crimes, severe infringement of people's rights by law enforcement departments and lack of guarantee for people's rights to life, liberty and security of person.

Abuse of prisoners and violence occur frequently in US jails and prisons, which are under disorderly management.

The United States claims to be "a paragon of democracy," but American democracy is manipulated by the rich and malpractices are common. Elections in the United States are in fact a contest of money.

Poverty, hunger and homelessness have haunted the world's richest country.

In 2004, US army service people were reported to have abused and insulted Iraqi POWs, which stunned the whole world. ... The newspaper Pyramid pointed out that the true face of Americans was exposed through this incident.

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(c) 2005, Knight Ridder/Tribune Information Services.

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