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Russia may set up organization to monitor human rights in West

MOSCOW. Feb 2 (Interfax) - A public organization may be set up in Russia to monitor the observance of human rights and freedoms in Western countries, Public Chamber member and lawyer Anatoly Kucherena told Interfax.

Kucherena said he would come up with an initiative to establish a human rights organization responsible for monitoring the observance of freedom of speech and the fundamental human rights in the United States, Europe and other Western nations.

"We are used to hearing criticism targeting mainly only Russia and remarks pointing to shortcomings in our country. Why not carry out measurements on the problem of human rights and the fundamental freedoms in the U.S. and Europe?" he said.

Kucherena accused some human rights organizations in the West of having a tendentious and biased approach toward the observance of human rights in Russia.