‘The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted life as we know it; millions of people have been diagnosed with the virus and over half a million have had their lives tragically cut short. It has exposed the inadequacies of many healthcare systems and has further tested public faith in the government officials tasked with protecting us. It has also exacerbated problems that existed long before the virus emerged as a global threat. As governments around the world continue to fight the coronavirus, human rights and environmental activists worry that governments and other powerful actors are also exploiting the moment in order to repress activists.’ (…)

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