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Overview

Freedom of movement, both internationally and domestically, was almost completely curtailed by the government’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic. Widespread shortages of medicine and food negatively affected the right to health. Other fundamental rights, including freedom of expression, remained severely limited. The government increased its participation in international forums by sending representatives to global events, particularly those concerning economic, social and cultural rights.

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Retains the death penalty in law

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