Tuesday, April 05, 2005

The World's Worst Regimes

Courtesy of Harry's Place comes news that Freedom House has released its annual assessment of the world's most repressive regimes:

The report, "The Worst of the Worst: The World's Most Repressive Societies 2005," includes detailed summations of the dire human rights situations in Belarus, Burma (Myanmar), China, Cuba, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Haiti, Laos, Libya, North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe. Chechnya, Tibet, and Western Sahara are included as territories under Russian, Chinese, and Moroccan jurisdictions respectively.

Those who believe in the superior moral authority of the United Nations should take note of the fact that 6 of these 18 regimes currently hold seats on the UN Commission on Human Rights.


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