Amnesty International in a Dictator's Zoo?

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Sasha Baron Cohen as Supreme Leader Shabazz Aladeen

English comedian Sacha Baron Cohen, better known for his character Borat, has a new satirical movie in the works – The Dictator, depicting the leader of the imaginary authoritarian Republic of Wadiya. The latter has just launched its website, and the tourism section mentions Amnesty International:

Many dozens of endangered species can be found caged at the Wadiyan National Zoo, including pandas, white tigers, and Amnesty International officials.

Of course The Dictator is a comedy (see the trailer), but it will presumably highlight – through humor and exaggeration - human rights violations and abuse of power. In that sense, it may be worth watching it, of course after the Wadiyan National Zoo sets Amnesty International officials free so that they can make it to the Annual General Meeting in Denver in late March and continue fighting for a world without abuse of power!

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12 thoughts on “Amnesty International in a Dictator's Zoo?

  1. We the people of the Republic of Wadiya wholeheartedly support His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Admiral General Dr. Alladeen, Holder of the Victory Cross, DSO, MC, Conqueror of the British Empire, and Appointed By God Almighty King of Scotland against Amnesty's unfounded accusations.

    Your Amnesty investigators we so justly hold prisoner are being treated with full human rights. Soon they will send you a signed letter attesting to our kind treatment of them as soon as their hands heal enough for them to hold a pen.

  2. We the people of the Republic of Wadiya wholeheartedly support His Excellency, President for Life, Field Marshal Admiral General Dr. Alladeen, Holder of the Victory Cross, DSO, MC, Conqueror of the British Empire, and Appointed By God Almighty King of Scotland against Amnesty’s unfounded accusations.

    Your Amnesty investigators we so justly hold prisoner are being treated with full human rights. Soon they will send you a signed letter attesting to our kind treatment of them as soon as their hands heal enough for them to hold a pen.

  3. Kinda touchy topic, I must say with Lybia and what the UN did with that country. Siria is next and I am not sure if its a funny topic at all. Media at its best, what ca I say.

  4. Kinda touchy topic, I must say with Lybia and what the UN did with that country. Siria is next and I am not sure if its a funny topic at all. Media at its best, what ca I say.

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