Madrid, 9 (Europa Press)
The NGO Human Rights Watch (HRW) has said that impeachment trials – ‘impeachment’ – are not enough for former US President Donald Trump “and from US officials to” introspectively investigate rights abuses to overturn presidential elections ” Has requested. “November 3, 2020,” which ended the January 6 attack on the Washington Capitol.
The organization asserted in a statement that, “In addition to Donald Trump’s impeachment, the government should strictly conduct criminal investigations into related incidents.
In particular, the executive director of the HRW United States Program, Nicole Austin-Hillery, has claimed that impeachment “does not include all people or all the misconduct and crimes that occurred between the election and the attack on the Capitol.”
The organization has indicated that in addition to Trump, “many others, including members of his administration, Congress and public order forces”, “participated to quash the will of the people.”
Human Rights Watch said “federal and state officials have an obligation to conduct a detailed and effective criminal investigation of these incidents and guarantee accountability,” which pointed to a violation of the right to vote, the right to life and liberty is. Whether the person is discriminated against or not ”.
Although the organization acknowledges that the Department of Justice has already launched an investigation and members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have expressed their intention to initiate their own, it emphasizes that the officers are “likely violated by criminal law.” Should check “Trump’s multiple demands on state officials to change election results in Georgia are included,” he has asked.
In relation to other investigations related to the attack on the Capitol, such as the FBI, the Department of Defense or the House of Representatives, NGOs have demanded that they be “comprehensive” and that they do not focus only on “those who broke up,” in place. , “If not even among those who collided with them or helped them by action or omissions, including lack of preparedness and response from the authorities. “
“President Biden must bear responsibility for the violation of political rights, including an attack on the Capitol, a priority if he wants his word on democratic values to be weighed at home and abroad,” he added to this Austin-Hillary look .
On the other hand, the organization has demanded that “white extremists and far-flung” United States officials address “violent extremism”, participating in various incidents.
In this context, he has also appealed to black activists and their allies to investigate “violent and highly militarized” responses to protests for racial justice in the summer of 2020.
“The difference in responses requires careful examination in the context of persistent racial discrimination by US law enforcement and members of Trump and his administration,” Human Rigst Watch said.