Burma less free in 2015, says report

According to the latest Freedom House report, released on Wednesday, Burma has seen a decline in the freedom enjoyed by its citizens. The annual report, which assesses countries’ civil and political liberties, attributes a score to Burma as per its 1-7 index, where a value of 7 is the least free and 1 is the most free. In 2015 Burma scores a 6, representing worsening liberties from 2014’s 5.5. In 2011, when the organisation’s assessment of the country began, Burma scored a 7 on the organisation’s index.