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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Leaders who threaten human rights, are using this global #COVID19 pandemic to expand & abuse their power—instead of focusing on helping doctors & nurses. To those leaders: We're watching you. pic.twitter.com/UhQ6pdKbHS— Amnesty International (@amnesty) April 8, 2020