Section 2. Respect for Civil Liberties, Including:
b. Freedoms of Peaceful Assembly and Association
The government restricted freedoms of peaceful assembly and association.
Section 3. Freedom to Participate in the Political Process
While the law provides citizens the ability to choose their government in free and fair periodic elections held by secret ballot and based on universal and equal suffrage, citizens could not fully do so because the government limited the ability of opposition parties to organize, to register candidates for public office, to access media outlets, and to conduct political campaigns.