Recession takes toll on human rights

  • 2012-05-30
  • From wire reports
RIGA - The most significant human rights problem affecting Latvia is corruption, the U.S. Department of State points out in its Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 2011, reports LETA. The Latvian government generally took adequate steps to prosecute officials who committed abuses, although concerns existed regarding impunity in corruption matters, believes the U.S. Department of State.Conditions at police detention facilities and prisons remained poor, although the government made efforts to improve them. The problems were related to both inadequate facilities and abuse of...
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