‘A pandemic of abuses’: human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

‘A pandemic of abuses’: human rights under attack during Covid, says UN head

The Guardian

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Exclusive: Freedoms have been crushed and free speech impeded by governments around the world, says António Guterres

The world is facing a “pandemic of human rights abuses”, the UN secretary general António Guterres has said.

Authoritarian regimes had imposed drastic curbs on rights and freedoms and had used the virus as a pretext to restrict free speech and stifle dissent.

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