Belarus: 153rd place out of 159 in liberty rating

2006 2006-08-07T10:00:00+0300 1970-01-01T03:00:00+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”

According to www.tut.by

The State of World Liberty agency has composed the rating of freedom. It has studied such indicators as personal liberty, economical liberty, tax burden, etc. in 159 countries, using the reports issued by the Heritage Foundation, Wall Street Journal, Frasier, Cato, Freedom House and Reporters Without Borders.

The title of the freest country belongs to Estonia. Irlandia, Canada, Switzerland, Island, the Bahamas, the UK, USA, Cyprus and New Zeeland follow it in the tenth of the most liberal countries.

Lithuania occupies the 16th place, Latvia  21st. Among the CIS countries the highest, 58th place belongs to Georgia. Ukraine is under #87, Russia  124. Belarus is 153rd in the list. Only one CIS country is still lower  Turkmenistan (154). North Korea (159) closes the list.

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