Tibet among least-free 10 countries, territories in the world
(TibetanReview.net, Jun05, 2011) Occupied Tibet is one of the least-free countries in the world, alongside Burma, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan, according to a special report released Jun 3 by the US rights NGO Freedom House. Tibet is the only country in this list otherwise of nine countries which does not include China.
China, however, figures in another infamous list, of eight countries – Belarus, Chad, China, Côte d’Ivoire, Cuba, Laos, Saudi Arabia, and Syria – and two other territories – South Ossetia and Western Sahara. They have been also highlighted for falling just short of the bottom of the list in terms of restrictions on freedoms.
The report titled as ‘The Worst of the Worst 2011: The World’s Most Repressive Societies’ is designed to be a companion to Freedom House’s ‘Freedom in the World, the 2011 edition’, an annual survey of political liberties worldwide, which was released in Jan’11.
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Last updated on Jun 05, 2011 20:15:38