17 Countries Top List Of World’s Worst Human Rights Abusers

Women wearing burkas and their kids in Afghanistan

Women wearing burkas and their kids in Afghanistan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

An independent watchdog organization, Freedom House, has named 17 countries and three territories as the world’s “most repressive societies.” Among those topping the list of the world’s worst human rights abusers are Burma, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Libya, North Korea, and Sudan. The annual report was launched in Geneva.

The countries on the list are those that have received the lowest rankings on political rights and civil liberties. The report notes that unfortunately, the same countries keep appearing on this hit parade of violators year after year.

It says countries such as Syria, Somalia, Turkmenistan, Libya, Cuba, and Saudi Arabia are places where people suffer from some of the most severe, systematic abuses of human rights on the planet.

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