“The message is what were doing around the world to promote human rights,” [State Department human rights bureau head Lorne Craner] said. “We decided it wasn’t the right environment to put that message out.”
The report shows what the administration has been doing in response to rights abuses outlined in the annual country-by-country report on the rights situation worldwide. The most recent edition of that study was issued in late February. Both reports are mandated by the Congress.
The new report describes a host of activities to promote protection of human rights and democratic development.