Human rights in Rakeo

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Rakeo is a totalitarian state which heavily restricts human rights, historically engaging in arbitrary arrests, indefinite detention, and deportations. Numerous groups within Rakeo exert extrajudicial powers over citizenry which are either ignored or condoned by the government. In the modern day, it has allegedly denied the right of asylum to those fleeing conflict in Sequoyah, aided the Malgan ethnic cleansing in Terranihil for financial backing by the Armǎk government, and facilitated state-sanctioned human trafficking with Creeperopolis.

Travel into and out of Rakeo is tightly controlled, and five nations’ citizenry are explicitly banned from obtaining travel permits. Rakeo has no outstanding human rights agreements with any foreign government and does not observe the authority of the TCN, ostensibly to oppose “liberal imperialism”. Members of the Rakeoian diaspora have alleged that Rakeo’s sparse diplomatic contacts serve mainly as a second intelligence service to monitor, harass, and/or kill foreign political opposition figures.

History

Kingdom

Creeperian rule

Following the assassination of Jorge Montt Álvarez, police encouraged and participated in attacks on ethnic Rakeoians.

Civil war

Stratocratic control

Political freedom

Anti-democratic state

In a 1959 interview with Soldier's Daily regarding a possible return to elections, Mateo Jozefo said that

The transition between different governments is infinitely more damaging than the maintenance of a single state. It was not through democratic rule that the powers of Sur established themselves, and it will not be through democratic rule that they improve and prosper. While the nation itself has a right to self determination, it is not the role of the people to dictate to the state. We will not see ourselves put into skug-like squalor in pursuit of Ecrosian ideals which do not fit the situation.

Role of censorship

Censorship is omnipresent in Rakeoian media, and events are often reported on differently depending on which governmental body controls local media. Conflicting news reports due to regional censorship resulted in publications on otherwise censored material such as the Palco incident, but when censorship is performed at the national level, significant reporting on governmental misconduct is made near impossible.

Freedom of association

Expressing socialist and communist sentiments in Rakeo is a crime, with punishments that range from summary execution to years of imprisonment. A state-run guild system ensures that advancing in many professions requires party membership.

Antaŭenirio

Antaŭenirio, literally "To advance" in Lyoan, is a word that describes the social influence or connections in the party. People who support the party and have personal connections with other high-ranking officials are said to have good prospects of advancing their own careers.