UN Watch, a United Nations accredited NGO that monitors the UN and fights for human rights and opposes dictatorship and double standards, has released a list of top ten countries that have been the worst abusers of human rights in 2020 as per the NGO. The ‘Top 10 Human Rights Abusers of 2020’ list features countries includes countries China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Iran.
Unsurprisingly, China has been recognised as the worst human rights abuser of this year as per the list. China has been ranked first in the list for forcing a million Uyghurs into camps, imprisoning human rights activists, ‘crushing Tibet’ and for suppressing the voices of people like Dr. Li Wenliang who sounded the alarm about the Wuhan virus and prosecuting journalists like Zhang Zhan who reported about the virus.
1: 🇨🇳 China— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Herded 1 million Uighurs into camps, jailed human rights activists, crushed Tibet, silenced courageous men and women who sounded the alarm on the coronavirus—like Dr. Li Wenliang and citizen journalist Zhang Zhan—and suffocated freedom in Hong Kong. pic.twitter.com/EhZupk1lQI
China is followed by Iran that has been placed at the second number in the list. Iran earned its place in the list by executing wrestler Navid Afkari and journalist Ruhollah Zam speaking against the Iranian regime. Iran also allegedly funded Syrian mass murder and Hezbollah terror, arrested women for not covering their heads, bombed a passenger jet killing 176 people on board and massacring peaceful protestors.
2: 🇮🇷 Iran— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Executed wrestler Navid Afkari and journalist Ruhollah Zam for criticizing the regime, funded Syrian mass murder & Hezbollah terror, arrested women for not covering their hair, bombed passenger jet killing 176 passengers, covered it up, massacred peaceful protesters. pic.twitter.com/AE2tv1b10A
Central African country Republic of Cameroon has secured the third place in the list of human rights abusers. The Cameroon government allegedly tortured a journalist named Samuel Abuwe, massacred children in English-speaking schools as part of anglophone crisis that has claimed 3,000 live and displaced 50,000 people since 2016, threatened political rivals with extrajudicial killings and committed gender violence.
3: 🇨🇲Cameroon— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Tortured journalist Samuel Abuwe to death, massacred children in English-speaking schools as part of anglophone crisis (3,000 dead and 500,000 displaced since 2016), threatened political opponents with extrajudicial killings and gender-based violence. pic.twitter.com/FvCkrwm4qe
The fourth slot in the list of top ten human rights abusers has been filled by Venezuela. Venezuelan government has been credited with a range of human rights violations including freezing the assets of a food pantry that provided meals to underprivileged children, assassinating the people who criticised the Venezuelan President, forcing opposition leader to flee, holding fake elections and neglecting a humanitarian crisis that created about 5 million refugees.
4: 🇻🇪Venezuela— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Raided and froze assets of food pantry that gives meals to underprivileged children, assassinated critics of Maduro, forced opposition leader to flee, held fake elections, turned blind eye to humanitarian crisis causing 5 million refugees. pic.twitter.com/FbMgaGevng
Saudi Arabia has occupied the fifth place in the list of human rights abusers for allegedly imprisoning human rights activists like Loujain al-Hathloul and Raif Badawi, imposing travel restrictions on the critics of the regime and bombing Yemen schools, hospitals killing thousands.
5: 🇸🇦 Saudi Arabia— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Sentenced women’s rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul to 6 years in prison, continued to imprison human rights hero Raif Badawi after 8 years, imposed travel restrictions to silence critics, indiscriminately bombed Yemen schools & hospitals, killing thousands. pic.twitter.com/bT3Sy5L81f
The NGO had placed Zimbabwe at the sixth spot for arresting a journalist who exposed corruption in the health ministry, targeting critics of government by abducting and torturing them and harassing teachers who criticised the government’ handling of Covid-19.
6: 🇿🇼 Zimbabwe— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Arrested investigative journalist Hopewell Chin’ono after he exposed health ministry corruption scandal, cracked down on protesters and government critics with abductions, torture and sexual abuse, beat nurses & harassed teachers for criticizing COVID response. pic.twitter.com/PhASkn7GMK
Cuba has been ranked seventh in the list for allegedly arresting and denying human rights to rapper Denis Solis who wrote songs criticising police, crushing portestors and muzzling media, promoting drug trafficking, blocking food and medical aid and sending doctors abroad as slave labour.
7: 🇨🇺 Cuba— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Denied all basic human freedoms, arrested rapper Denis Solis for songs that criticize police, crushed protesters, shut down social media networks to bury news of repression, promoted drug trafficking, blocked food and medical aid, sent doctors abroad as slave labor. pic.twitter.com/LynoF8hzbf
Eighth place in the list has been occupied by Turkey for sentencing human rights activists and journalists, cutting off the water supply of 460,000 Kurds and fueling wars in Syria.
8: 🇹🇷 Turkey— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Indicted jailed human rights activist Osman Kavala on new false charges, sentenced journalist Can Dündar to 27 years in jail on fake terrorism charge, cut off water supply to 460,000 Kurds, ranked first for number of reporters jailed, fueled wars in Syria & Libya. pic.twitter.com/MDAAmRyv7q
North Korea has been ranked ninth in the list for killing a fishing captain who was allegedly listening to international radio at sea, neglecting a hunger crisis that resulted in millions starving, detaining thousand of people in camps where they are subjected to forced labour and summary executions and forcing children to attend public execution.
9: 🇰🇵 North Korea— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Killed a fishing captain for listening to international radio at sea, ignored hunger crisis that has caused millions to starve, detained 100,000 in camps where they are subject to forced labor & summary executions, forced children to attend public executions. pic.twitter.com/CMfDGFyTjl
The tenth place has been occupied by Russia in the list. The Russian government allegedly poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, held 362 political prisoners, tortured detainees, persecuted 300 Jehovah’s witnesses, bombed schools, hospitals and markets in Syria and supported tyrant Lukashenko in Belarus.
🌎 The Top 10 Human Rights Abusers of 2020 🌎— UN Watch (@UNWatch) December 29, 2020
Poisoned opposition leader Alexei Navalny, held 362 political prisoners, tortured detainees, persecuted 300 Jehovah’s Witnesses, bombed schools, hospitals and markets in Syria, backed Belarus tyrant Lukashenko. pic.twitter.com/vCZxmC6rlE