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Germany's Heiko Maas says authoritiarians are using coronavirus
Deutsche Welle ^ | 05.15.2020 | jsi/rc (AFP, dpa)

Posted on 05/15/2020 10:01:18 AM PDT by Olog-hai

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had serious consequences for human rights, with authoritarian leaders taking advantage of the pandemic to exert greater authority, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas told the Bundestag on Friday.

“We are observing with great concern how the crisis is boosting authoritarians,” the Social Democrat (SPD) politician said during a debate in the German parliament in Berlin.

Maas listed repressive measures taken against journalists in Russia, Venezuela, Iran, Turkey and China as examples of responses to the pandemic, all of which are designed to repress freedoms.

However, matters closer to home were also of concern to Maas.

“Right here in Europe, we are seeing how emergency measures are being used to cut back the rule of law,” he said. …

(Excerpt) Read more at dw.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Germany; Government
KEYWORDS: authoritarians; coronavirus; covid19; europe; eussr; maas; policestate; tyranny
Look a little closer to home than “Europe”, Heiko.
1 posted on 05/15/2020 10:01:19 AM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Yet the hypochondriac Fearpers will post like lemmings about Covid-19.


2 posted on 05/15/2020 10:06:53 AM PDT by wildcard_redneck ("Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither.")
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To: Olog-hai

If there was a giant asteroid on a collision course with Earth, they’d be demanding that we give up our freedom and implement socialism.

When the Yellowstone caldera blows, they’ll be demanding that we give up our freedom and implement socialism.


3 posted on 05/15/2020 10:15:06 AM PDT by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrats' John Dean])
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To: Olog-hai

“Germany’s Heiko Maas says authoritiarians are using coronavirus”

If anyone can recognize authoritarians it’s Germany...and now America. (Hello Michigan)


4 posted on 05/15/2020 10:19:07 AM PDT by Bonemaker (invictus maneo)
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To: Olog-hai

same threat is occurring right now in USA


5 posted on 05/15/2020 10:30:23 AM PDT by faithhopecharity (Politicians are not born, they’re excreted. Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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