American NGO «Freedom House» today published its annual review of the state of political and civil liberties in the world — "Freedom in the World 2011". Belarus, as in previous years, once again ranked as the Free State.
Together with Belarus in the category of non-free countries were Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan.
Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan — in the category of "partly free." The situation with freedom in the post-Soviet region, the report says, constantly getting worse over the past 10 years.
Report of «Freedom House» analyzes the state of freedom in 194's countries. According to the «Freedom House», in 2010 87 countries could classified as available (43 percent of the world population). In the category of "partly free" were 60 countries (22 percent of the world population). It ranked among 47 countries not free (they are home to 35 percent of the world's population, or 2.5 billion people).
Belarus, as in last year's review «Freedom House», received the worst rating in the category of "political rights" — 7 points, and in the category of "civil liberties" — 6 points.