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Some governments ‘using’ Covid-19 to stifle dissent, UN human rights chief warns

By France24
16 May 2020   |   11:00 am
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet warned that some governments were taking advantage of emergency powers imposed amid the Covid-19 crisis to stifle dissent. She also called for the response to the pandemic to be "driven by science-based facts", rather than politics or the economy.

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