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Measures that are rightly being put in place by governments to restrict the spread of COVID-19 are now being used as a means to put an end to our right to protest when they make poor decisions.
The Sakharov Prize for Freedom of Thought, first inaugurated in 1988, honours people or groups who defend human rights around the globe.
Representatives from Belarus, Russia, Venezuela and China had attempted to halt statements from civil society and the UN special rapporteur detailing reports of torture and detentions in Belarus.
The decision by the European Parliament sanctions her lack of action against the ongoing crimes against the Rohingya community in Myanmar.
"We are fighting wickedness in high places," said civil rights leader Al Sharpton in his eulogy at George Floyd's funeral.
With an uncle who served as a President of the United States, and a father who ran for office, human rights activist Kerry Kennedy has a unique perspective on the state of politics and a free press in her homeland today.