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Brazil: Crackdown on Critics of Covid-19 Response

By Human Rights Watch
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Click to expand Image Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro, without a mask, attends a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Brasilia, along with ministers and other authorities, most of whom are wearing mask, on September 7, 2020.  © Marcelo Camargo/Agência Brasil The administration of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is using a repressive law enacted during the country’s dictatorship (1964-1985) to seek prison sentences against people who have criticized its disastrous response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Human Rights Watch said today. Since June 2020, federal police have opened criminal…

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