Countries With the Most Harsh Laws


3. Mauritania

Mauritania’s laws have been benchmarked against human rights on many occasions, and they seem to fall short. Their child labor laws and violation of women’s rights is defeating, all under the basis of strict adherence to the religion of Islam.

The sale and consumption of alcohol is illegal and the laws on secrecy are so severe, that if any information regarding national defense is leaked to the public, perpetrators can be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years of forced labor.

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