UK arrested Tommy Robinson for reporting child-rape gangs that the government caters to. The UK banned reporting of his arrest, denied him a lawyer, and is trying to have him assassinated in prison. Regardless of how you feel about his views, this is a totalitarian government.

Tommy Robinson isn't the first to that the UK has jailed after a secret trial. Melanie Shaw tried to expose child abuse in a Nottinghamshire kids home -- it wasn't foreigners doing the molesting, but many members of the UK's parliament. The government kidnapped her child and permanently took it away. Police from 3 forces have treated her like a terrorist and themselves broken the law. Police even constantly come by to rob her phone and money. She was tried in a case so secret the court staff had no knowledge of it. Her lawyer, like Tommy's, wasn't present. She has been held for over 2 years in Peterborough Prison. read, read

Laos

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Lao People's Democratic Republic
Flag of Laos
Flag
Emblem of Laos
Emblem
Motto: "ສັນຕິພາບ ເອກະລາດ ປຊາທິປະໄຕ ເອກະພາບ ວັດທະນາຖາວອນ"
"Peace, Independence, Democracy, Unity and Prosperity"
Anthem: Pheng Xat Lao
Location of  Laos  (green)in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]
Location of  Laos  (green)

in ASEAN  (dark grey)  –  [Legend]

Capital
and largest city
Vientiane
Official languages Lao
Official scripts Lao script
Demonym Laotian, Lao
Government Socialist republic,
Communist single-party state
Choummaly Sayasone
Thongsing Thammavong
Pany Yathotu
Sisavath Keobounphanh
Independence From France
• Autonomy
19 July 1949
• Independence
9 Nov 1953
Area
• Total
236,800 km2 (91,400 sq mi) (83rd)
• Water (%)
2
Population
• 2009 estimate
6.8 million [1] (101st)
• 1995 census
4,574,848
• Density
26.7/km2 (69.2/sq mi) (177th)
GDP (PPP) 2010 estimate
• Total
$15.693 billion[2]
• Per capita
$2,435[2]
GDP (nominal) 2010 estimate
• Total
$6.341 billion[2]
• Per capita
$984[2]
Gini (2008) 34.6
medium
HDI (2007) Increase 0.619[3]
Error: Invalid HDI value · 133rd
Currency Kip (LAK)
Time zone (UTC+7)
Drives on the right
Calling code 856
ISO 3166 code LA
Internet TLD .la

Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in southeast Asia, bordered by Burma (Myanmar) and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Laos traces its history to the Kingdom of Lan Xang or Land of a Million Elephants, which existed from the fourteenth to the eighteenth century. After a period as a French protectorate, it gained independence in 1949. A long civil war ended officially when the communist Pathet Lao movement came to power in 1975 but the protesting between factions continued for several years.

Private enterprise has increased since the late 1990s when economic reforms including rapid business licensing were introduced. Laos is still ranked among the lowest countries in terms of economic and political freedom.[4] The economy of Laos grew at 7.2% in 2006,[5] 35th fastest in the world. Eighty percent of the employed practice subsistence agriculture.[6] The country's ethnic make-up is diverse, with around 70% belonging to the largest ethnic group, the Lao.[7]

  1. "Background notes - Laos". US Dept. of State. Retrieved 2011-01-20. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "Laos". International Monetary Fund. Retrieved 2011-04-30. 
  3. "Human Development Report 2009. Human development index trends: Table G" (PDF). The United Nations. Retrieved 2009-10-05. 
  4. Heritage Foundation
  5. CIA World Factbook
  6. CIA World Factbook
  7. CIA World Factbook, May 2007

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