Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Poland scores low marks on US report on human rights

Human rights reports details shortcomings of the Polish law enforcement system.

The Unites States has released its annual human rights report. The document declares, "The [Polish] government generally respects the human rights of its citizens; however, prison conditions remain poor and overcrowded; lengthy pre-trial detention, misconduct and excessive use of force by law enforcement officials remained problems.

The judicial system was inefficient and continued to function poorly. Occasional anti-Semitic violence and harassment also were problems. Corruption remained a problem throughout the government and society".