COVID-19: A warning to repressive governments. We’re watching you.

Around the world, governments are taking emergency measures to tackle COVID-19. Some are designed to keep populations safe and healthy — but others risk becoming “power grabs” in the hands of repressive governments:

  • Jailing journalists  
  • Silencing whistleblowers  
  • Hounding peaceful critics 

None of those are acceptable.

Enacting emergency decrees that are so vague they can justify any human rights violation, and be used forever, is a real risk. 

Amnesty International will be watching and calling out those governments whenever we see injustice. 

Don’t let COVID-19 infect, and affect, our human rights.

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