The Uzbek constitution imposes a two-term limit, but Karimov was elected to a third term inDecember. His government engages in routine torture of citizens and has subjected dissenters toforced psychiatric treatment. U.S. LINK: The U.S. showed little interest in Uzbekistan until 9/11, when its85-mile ...
Last year, Hu came down harder on human-rights activists and increased censorship. Hu’sgovernment also forces abortions, controls all media and harshly limits the practice of religion.There’s little criminal justice to be found in China—99% of all trials result in a guilty verdict.
Under King Abdullah, Saudi Arabia adheres to a punitive justice system in which young teenscan be sentenced to death and defendants tortured. Women are more oppressed than in any othercountry—they can’t even seek medical care without a male guardian’s permission.
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in 2009 Getty Images This is an installment in the WorldWatch series, "The world's enduring dictators," inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt, in which CBSNews.com takes a look at the men who continue to rule their lands unimpeded by law.