Amnesty International condemned some leaders for using emergency medical incidents to consolidate their power and undermine international cooperation.
Amnesty International said that the covid-19 pandemic has received various political responses, including some that are only used to reduce rights and freedoms.
In its annual report, the organization condemned how some leaders used health emergencies to consolidate their power and undermine international cooperation.
The new Amnesty Secretary-General Agnès Callamard believes that “the covid-19 virus has crudely revealed and exacerbated the existing inequalities between countries”, and within national borders, “highlights the leadership of our countries. Man’s great contempt for the common interests of mankind.”
Kalamad assessed “a world in chaos,” whose “collapsed” social, economic and political system indirectly provided a breeding ground for political viruses, which is considered “banal” and “deceptive” by NGOs. It has been proved in the measures. , “Selfish” and “fallacy”.
The person in charge of the organization said that some leaders “have tried to normalize the autocratic emergency measures they have taken to combat covid-19”, and some even saw “opportunities” to “consolidate power” during the pandemic.
Karamade said: “They did not support and protect the people, but just instrumented this epidemic to seriously damage their rights.” When Hungary was reviewing cases such as Hungary, the Viktor Orban government implemented A reform was introduced to impose a penalty of up to five years in prison. Spread false information.
The situation in Hungary is not unique, because other countries such as Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait and Oman have also approved similar measures. According to Amnesty International, the sole purpose of its services is to express opinions on criticisms against different governments. Manage the pandemic.
There are also incidents of police violence in the Philippines, Nigeria or Brazil. According to reports, in the latter countries, there has been an increase in abuses by security forces in emergency medical and health incidents. Amnesty International estimates that between January 2020 and June 2020, police will kill an average of 17 people per day, a total of more than 3,100. people.
For Indian leader Narendra Modi or Chinese President Xi Jinping and other leaders, the pandemic provides an opportunity to divert attention from other leaders. Controversial measures were transferred out, such as attacking houses and offices in the Indian case or suppressing ethnic minorities in Xinjiang. And the “insulting” laws passed by Mainland China in Hong Kong.
The increase in repression has also led to the emergence of new protest movements, which is an example of the disappointment of certain societies or groups. For example, in the United States, people will remember that 2020 was one of the protests against police discrimination against the black population, while in Nigeria, mobilization of security forces has become common.
Karamade said: “By 2020, leadership will not come from power, privilege or money, but from countless people who demand change.” He also added cases in Chile, Hong Kong, Iraq and Poland to these countries and regions. A place to mobilize human rights.
Karamad called on the international community to intervene and recalled that institutions such as the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the United Nations human rights mechanism “are here to pursue the perpetrators, whether they are specific individuals or countries.”
The Secretary of Amnesty International sighed: “Sadly, 2020 shows that they are in a political deadlock. Leaders are deadlocked. They try to undermine and profit from collective responses to human rights violations.
In this sense, he believes that former US President Donald Trump and other leaders have made it clear that self-recovery is far from any minimum international solidarity.
Amnesty International used the example of rich countries to accumulate vaccines as an example of this kind of nationalism. It also condemned the practice of not suppressing the sharing of knowledge and technology by pharmaceutical companies.
Karamade said: “This epidemic has exposed a grim reality: the world cannot cooperate effectively in times of extreme global demand.” Although in terms of vaccination, cooperation is “the only way out of this catastrophic situation.” , But all these facts are true.