Pandemic used as ‘pretext’ to crush dissent, says UN chief


UN chief Antonio Guterres today criticised countries that are using the pandemic to justify cracking down on dissent, reining in the media and suppressing criticism. – EPA pic, February 22, 2021.

UN CHIEF Antonio Guterres today criticised countries that are using the pandemic to justify cracking down on dissent, reining in the media and suppressing criticism.

Speaking at the opening of the United Nations Human Rights Council’s main annual session, Antonio Guterres charged that authorities in a number of nations were using restrictions meant to halt the spread of Covid-19 to weaken their political opposition.


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  • Pertinent message which also applies here with the emergency declaration.

    Posted 4 days ago by Anwar Ismail