Washington D.C., Mar 12, 2020 / 15:00 pm
The State Department released its annual human rights report on Wednesday, offering the administration's summary of the situation in nearly 200 countries worldwide for the last year.
"We're blessed that the unalienable rights are secure here at home. But we all know the rights of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness don't just belong to Americans, they belong to everyone everywhere," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday at the release of the report.
"Today this report sheds light on dark places where rights like the ones I described are infringed upon," Pompeo stated.
The State Department released its 2019 human rights report on Wednesday, its 44th annual report which summarizes the human rights situation in 199 countries and territories around the world.