Silly me, I thought we had an overarching global organization that told countries when they were being assholes and gave them slaps on the wrist until they stopped. I had actually assumed that NATO had taken care of this nonsense, but NATO seriously considered doing something, and then decided it was too politically incorrect to fine countries for keeping their populations ignorant and isolated.
...And this is why I can't read the news ever. I just went to the Amnesty International website to see if there was something that I could do about this, some petition I could sign, etc. and found so many other human rights violations that I want to cry or puke or both. So I'm going to just stop now, but I will ask everyone who reads this blog post to go take some action for human rights in the next 5 days. Go ahead and write a blog post, write a letter to a congressman, sign a petition, donate, something, anything...please. I'll do the same.