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Survey Lists World's Most Repressive Regimes

By: AP
By: AP


WASHINGTON (AP) - A new survey by a democracy watchdog
organization concludes that 90 countries respect a broad array of
basic human rights and political freedoms, while 103 countries fail
to some degree to observe standards of liberal democracy.
Eight countries were judged by New York-based Freedom House to
have the most repressive regimes. They were Cuba, Libya, Myanmar,
North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
The organization also placed the territories of Chechnya and
Tibet into the lowest category because the group says their
"inhabitants suffer intense repression."
Violent repression of protests of food prices in Myanmar
contributed to a further downward trend in the South Asian country,
which has now been devastated by a deadly cyclone.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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