List Of Top Brutal And Oppressive Living Dictators In The World Today
I’ve made a list of some of the top oppressive living dictators in the world today, and it’s quite interesting – broadly perceived as brutal and oppressive – for their involvement in human rights abuses, corruption, rigged elections, suppression of free speech and repression of media.
1. Kim Jong-un (North Korea) - He is is the supreme leader of North Korea.
2. Frank Bainimarama (Fiji) - Commodore Frank Bainimarama is the Commander of the Fijian Military Forces and Prime Minister.
3. Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow (Turkmenistan) - He became President of Turkmenistan after the death of Saparmurat Niyazov since 2006.
4. Abdullah of Saudi Arabia (Saudi Arabia) - Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud is the King (head of state) of Saudi Arabia after the death of his half brother Fahd bin Abdulaziz Al Saud since 2005.
5. François Bozizé (Central African Republic) - He is the President of the Central African Republic (CAR), a landlocked country in Central Africa.
6. Bashar al-Assad (Syria) - He is the President of Syria since 2000 and son of Hafez al-Assad, who ruled Syria for 29 years.
7. Ismaïl Omar Guelleh (Djibouti) - He is the President of the Republic of Djibouti, a country in the Horn of Africa since 1999.
8. Alexander Lukashenko (Belarus) - He is the President of the Republic of Belarus, a landlocked country in Eastern Europe since 1994.
9. Paul Kagame (Rwanda) - He is the President of the Republic of Rwanda.
10. Emomalii Rahmon (Tajikistan) - Emomalii Rahmon is president of the Republic of Tajikistan since 1994 and head of state since 1992.
11. Isaias Afewerki (Eritrea) – He is the first President of the State of Eritrea, a country in the Horn of Africa, since 1993.
12. Idriss Déby (Chad) - Idriss Déby is the President of the Republic of Chad (a landlocked country in Central Africa) since 1990.
13. Islam Karimov (Uzbekistan) – He is the first President of the Republic of Uzbekistan (doubly landlocked country in Central Asia ), serving since 1989.
14) Omar al-Bashir (Sudan) - He is the President of the Republic of Sudan (or North Sudan) since 1989 after ousted the government of Prime Minister Sadiq al-Mahdi.
15) Blaise Compaoré (Burkina Faso) - He is the President of Burkina Faso (a landlocked country in west Africa) since 1987 after a coup that murdered Thomas Sankara.
16. Yoweri Museveni (Uganda) - Yoweri Museveni is the President of the Republic of Uganda (a landlocked country in East Africa) since 1986.
17. Robert Mugabe (Zimbabwe) - He is the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe (a landlocked country located in Southern Africa).
18. Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo (Equatorial Guinea) - He has been President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea since 1979, after he ousted Francisco Macías Nguema his uncle in a military coup.
19. Hassanal Bolkiah (Brunei) - He is Sultan (head of state) of Brunei (located in Southeast Asia) since 1967.