07/03/2011 12:27 pm ET Updated Sep 02, 2011

The Least Free Countries In The World (PHOTOS)

As Americans are set to celebrate their country's independence and all the freedoms that come with it, citizens around the world suffer brutal repression at the hands of powerful dictators.

Freedom House has released a list of the 20 least free countries.

See the top ten below and view the complete list here.

For more on these countries, and others on the Freedom House list, visit Foreign Policy.