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Vladimir Putin

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Elected in 2000 after being named Yeltsin’s successor in 1999, Putin is known as a powerful and brutal leader. During his reign there have been scores of politically motivated assassinations throughout Russia. Many reporters and civil rights activist have been murdered for speaking out against the government. The most famous was a former spy killed in London from a radioactive mist traced back to Russia.

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Mir-Hossein Mousavi

Posted on Wednesday, April 21st, 2010

Mir-Hossein Mousavi is an Iranian reformist politician, painter and architect who served as the seventy-ninth and last Prime Minister of Iran from 1981 to 1989. He ran for president of Iran in 2009 and was defeated through wide-spread voter fraud. Now, he is the leader of the Green Movement which defies the illegitimate Iranian government in the face of violence and even death.

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Hu Jintao

Posted on Monday, November 9th, 2009

Hu Jintao became the President of the People’s Republic of China in 2003. During his tenure, China has famously tightened its control over the internet and free speech. China has become a bigger player on the world stage, and is soon to be the worlds second largest economy. The world has become alarmed by China’s record on human rights, economic policy, and military expansion under Hu Jintoa’s watch.

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