Thursday, September 07, 2006

Places You Don't Want to Live

Freedom House yesterday released a list of the most repressive countries in the world. It's really just the same-old, same-old, but it's worth remembering.

Belarus
Burma
Chechnya (Russia)
China
Cuba
Equatorial Guinea
Eritrea
Haiti
Laos
Libya
North Korea
Saudi Arabia
Somalia
Sudan
Syria
Tibet (China)
Turkmenistan
Uzbekistan
Western Sahara (Morocco)
Zimbabwe

And to think the worst I have to worry about is my boss asking me to move to Portland for two months. . .

2 comments:

Shekeye Mohamed said...

It is a shock to find Ogadenia, which is under the occupation, oppression and exploitation of Ethiopia, not to be in the list of the most repressive countries in the world.

In Ogadenia, a forbidden and forgotten colony, 15 people are executed, 12 women are raped, and 6 children are molested everyday by Ethiopian colonial troops, who are not made accountable for their crimes against the innocents.

I hope the Freedom House investigates on the situation of the country and people of Ogadenia and collaborates the reality.

Peace & Justice for OGADENIA!

Sotosoroto said...

Freedom House doesn't mention Ogaden at all. In fact, it's hardly mentioned at all on the internet. But from what I do find, people in Ogaden are marginally better off than their neighbors in Somalia. Sadly, that's not saying much at all.