Thursday, March 09, 2006

Guyana V.S US 2

After sharing licks with the drug report, the US continued on that track, Guyana V.S United States. Here is what a US Human Rights Report stated...

While the government generally respected the human rights of its citizens, there were problems in some areas:

* unlawful killings by police
* police abuse of suspects
* poor prison and jail conditions
* lengthy pretrial detention
* severe inefficiencies in the judicial system
* warrantless searches of homes and vehicles
* government interference in the media
* violence against women and children
* trafficking in persons
* discrimination against indigenous people


* The law does not provide for public access to government information. Government officials were reluctant to provide public information without approval from senior levels of the administration.

* The independent media were active and expressed a wide variety of views without restriction. International media were allowed to operate freely. The government's daily newspaper, the Guyana Chronicle, which typically displayed a pro-government bias, covered a broad spectrum of political and nongovernmental groups.

* Government limits on licensing and expansion constrained the broadcast media. The government owned and operated the radio stations, which are the only media that reach the entire country…The national television station continued to expand its service.

* There was a widespread public perception of corruption in the government, including law enforcement and the judicial system. Low wage public servants were easy targets for bribery.

The report can be found here