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Asian Dictators, New and Old

By January 23, 2013

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The past couple of years have been tough ones for dictators around the world. Many have died - Muammar Qaddafi in Libya, Meles Zenawi in Ethiopia, Kim Jong-il in North Korea. Others, like Egypt's Hosni Mubarak and Kurmanbek Bakiyev, of Kyrgyzstan, were deposed by their people. A few have even peacefully surrendered power, like Hu Jintao in China and Myanmar's former military strongman, Than Shwe.

Even so, though, unfortunately, there are plenty of dictators left in Asia. From new kids on the block, like Kim Jong-un, to old stalwarts like Islam Karimov of Uzbekistan, see an updated list of "Asia's Worst Dictators: 2013 Edition."


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