YEREVAN, /ARKA/. Freedom House, an independent watchdog organization dedicated to the expansion of freedom and democracy around the world, has included Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh in the group of partly free countries.
In its report Freedom in the World – 2019, the organization assesses things related to fundamental freedoms and ordinary citizens’ rights in 195 independent countries and 15 disputable territories. The worst result is 0 and the best result is 100 points.
Armenia scored 51 points, and Nagorno Karabakh, which is among disputable territories, 31 points.
There is also assessment the level of political rights and civil liberties in the report, which are rated 1 to 7 points, where 1 is the indicator of the maximum freedom and 7 is that of the minimum freedom.
Armenia received 4 points here, and Nagorno Karabakh 5.
Of the former Soviet republics, Georgia (63 points), Kyrgyzstan (38), Ukraine (60) and Moldova (58) are in the row of partly free countries, along with Armenia.
Kazakhstan (22), Russia (20), Belarus (19), Azerbaijan (1), Tajikistan (9), Uzbekistan (9) and Turkmenistan (2) are qualified as not free countries. Iran (18) and Turkey (31) are in the category of not free countries as well.
Finland, Norway and Sweden, with their 100 each, as well as Canada, with 99, Uruguay, with 98, and Denmark, with 97, are topping the Freedom House’s ranking, while Tibet (1 point), South Sudan (2) and North Korea (3) are in the tale of the ranking.
Syria scored 0 points. –