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Borat For Free Speech?

In Entertainment, Random Shit on March 8, 2007 at 9:36 am


Source: Yahoo! Odd News: Borat seen as human rights victim by U.S. government

Oh, that silly Borat! Now the good ol’ USA is using him as an example of human rights victimization.

Yes, the same country full of people who sued funnyman Sacha Baron Cohen’s fictional Kazakh newsman Borat has has released a report criticizing the real Kazakhstan for its its restriction on freedom of speech, among other things, using the example of Kazakhstan’s decision to remove the website, the “official” homepage of the Borat character.

According to the report, “The government deemed as offensive the content of a satirical site controlled by British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and revoked the .kz domain,”

The long list of concerns also detailed in the report include military hazing, torture by police, unhealthy prison conditions, arbitrary arrests, restrictions on freedom of assembly, domestic violence against women, people trafficking and more.