Where do you draw the line, though? Go to Amensty Internationals website and look at the country you live in (your English, right?) There isn't a country out there that isn't doing something bad to it's or others citizens.
I'm not saying that one shouldn't take that into consideration, just saying that it can become an exercise in spliting hairs.
I can respect that, and I wouldn't travel to England at the moment, I didn't support the government in their choices as a lot of other english people didn't, we are as a nation pretty angry so...
I also agree there are plenty if not most of countries out there abusing rights but I also think there are situations that are obviously more inflamed or desperate that travel to those countries in a way condones the situations? no?
I don't know Im just very interested in peoples opinions what do you think?
I think most of the time it's best to visit the country, but try to use locally produced/owned goods and services (this is sort of the Lonely Planet line, and I agree with it) so that you're not directly paying into the government pocket. After all, the vast majority of Morrocan people have nothing to do with the government messing about with the West Sahara, and it would seem a shame to punish them for it, much as you and I have no control over Mr Tony Blair, mim.
But that's my opinion, I could understand why folk might not want to visit.
I had a similar response on another forum, I can agree with you there! although I think I try to do this anyway?!