These are men we love to hate. They have always had a 'shock n awe' effect on their citizens and even on neighbouring countries. A grave threat to democracy, dictators rule their country according to their own whims.
US-based magazine 'Parade' recently released its list of the world's top ten living dictators -- The seventh place was shared by Gen Pervez Musharraf of Pakistan and Saparmurat Niyazov of Turkmenistan.
A look at the records of the men, who wield supreme power over their countries