UN says ‘unacceptable’ to use Covid-19 pandemic ‘as an excuse to limit freedom’

Some nations have been using the coronavirus pandemic “as an excuse to limit the freedom of expression, the freedom of press, the freedom of being critical", the United Nations High commissioner for human rights Michelle Bachelet told FRANCE 24’s Marc Perelman in an exclusive interview. “The international human rights law, in no way, accepts to use the Covid-19 pandemic” for that purpose, Bachelet added.