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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Human Rights Watch (HRW), an international human rights organization, has issued an urgent warning against restrictions on freedom of the press and freedom of speech in Bolivia as a result of a decree to curb COVID-19.

The decree was issued on March 25th by the de facto government under the self-appointed interim president Jeanine Áñez.

In addition to extending the quarantine until April 15th, it decrees that from now on "any individual who incites a violation of this decree, spreads false information or contributes to the insecurity of the population will be prosecuted . . .

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