In Africa, Civil Rights vs. a Heavy-Handed Pandemic Response

May 21, 2020 03:38 PM
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Prompted by widespread reports of police beatings of protesters, heavy-handed enforcement of safe-distancing measures and other abuses, rights groups and academics are raising the alarm over what they see as a squeeze on  basic human rights in Africa’s fragile democracies. VOA's Anita Powell reports from Johannesburg.

Video: Zaheer Cassim
Producer: Jonathan Spier