The UK Foreign Office (FCO) released a report on the human rights situation in more than 30 countries for the first half of 2021.
The FCO expressed concern over the human rights situation in Russia and a number of other countries. This position is contained in the interim report of the United Kingdom Foreign Office on the human rights situation in more than 30 countries for the first half of 2021, published on Tuesday.
Russia fell into the category of countries in which the human rights situation "has been a concern for a long time." This group of states also includes Bangladesh, Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Zimbabwe, Israel, Iraq, Iran, Yemen, North Korea, Colombia, Libya, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Somalia, Turkmenistan and South Sudan.
The FCO classified Afghanistan, China, Myanmar, CAR, Sri Lanka and Eritrea as the countries where the human rights situation worsened the most from January to June 2021. While, Bahrain, Sudan and Uzbekistan made improvments. The UK Foreign Office has identified Belarus, Mali and Nicaragua as "priority countries in the field of human rights."