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Overview

The authorities continued to restrict the rights to freedom of expression, peaceful assembly and association. Security forces used excessive and unnecessary lethal force and killed at least 66 people. Courts made several rulings which promised to protect human rights. The authorities continued to carry out forced evictions, including against Indigenous Peoples. Refugees and asylum-seekers were left stranded and in need of humanitarian aid when borders were closed in March to contain the spread of COVID-19.

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