People in Victoria, Mahé, Seychelles. Editorial credit: Helena G.H / Shutterstock.com

Seychelles

Seychelles has seen an increase in political pluralism in recent years, with an opposition coalition winning a parliamentary majority in 2016 and an opposition presidential candidate winning the post in 2020. However, government corruption remains a problem, as does lengthy pretrial detention. Migrant workers remain vulnerable to abuse.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Seychelles Country Report

Seychelles is rated Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.