Kazakhstan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan have become the latest countries to ban controversial Sacha Baron Cohen's latest exploit. The Dictator features the British actor as Admiral General Aladeen, supreme leader of the fictional North African nation of Wadiya. The title character is a fusion of Muammar Gaddafi, Saddam Hussein, Hugo Chavez, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad among others. Earlier, in May, the film directed by Larry Charles was censored in Uzbekistan where the comedy was chopped by twelve minutes. In Azerbaijan last week the film was pulled from the only venue showing it. Authorities in Tajikistan explained the decision to stop screenings as down to the film conflicting with the “local mentality.”
Three Asian countries ban 'The Dictator'