A pandemic of abuses': human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

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Written by Annie Kelly and Pete Pattisson 22 February 2021

“The world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said. Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent” (Kelly and Pattisson, 2021).

Publisher: The Guardian

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Categories: Inequality, Authoritarianism, Tools of Democracy