Authoritarian regimes do not take kindly to criticism or critics. To consolidate power, they often resort to illegal and brutal ways to shut down dissents and eliminate those they consider a threat. More than a decade ago, leaving the country was a means to remain safe from the clutches of such aggressive, oppressive regimes. But that is no longer the case.
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