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Short Update: Isle of Man exercising excessive policing and enforcement responses to breaches of COVID-19 legislation

FairTrialsAdmin - May 12, 2020 - COVID-19 Updates, New criminal offences, Extended police powers

The Isle of Man Government has introduced a flurry of secondary legislation in response to COVID-19, under the Emergency Powers Act 1936. Recent reports by the BBC, the Guardian and Isle of Man Today paint an alarming picture of excessive policing and enforcement responses to breaches of these regulations, including the drastic step of imprisonment. 

As of April 24, police have arrested over 40 people in a two-week period for breaching COVID-19 regulations. At least four people have been jailed. 

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