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Short Update: Extended police powers resulting in more police violence and discrimination in France

FairTrialsAdmin - April 6, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, Extended police powers

Police in France have been given increased powers to enforce lockdown measures in France, but human rights defenders have voiced concerns that this had led to more incidences of abuse of police powers. There have been complaints that police are using excess force to enforce the lockdown, and some reports of homophobic and xenophobic language, raising concerns that France’s COVID-19 measures are worsening discriminatory practices by the police.  

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