Scores are based on a scale of 0 (least free) to 100 (most free)

header1 Issues of concern

  • Elections are marred by delays, low turnout, and allegations of fraud and impropriety.
  • Corruption, especially within political parties and the judiciary, remains a major problem.
  • Protesters face lethal violence by security forces as well as retaliatory shootings and kidnappings by Iranian-backed militia units.

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  • Global Freedom Score

    29 100 not free
  • Internet Freedom Score

    42 100 partly free