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Covid-19 human rights crackdown across Asia

Legislation handing governments sweeping powers. Journalists threatened with jail time for their reporting. Curfew breakers locked up in dog cages. Whistleblowing medical staff being “disappeared.” This is the darker side to the regional response to the Covid-19 pandemic in Asia.  In several countries across the Asia-Pacific region, authorities have used the pandemic as a pretext […]