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Over the Past Two Years, Italy Has Been One of the Countries That Has Seen the Most Systematic Denial of Basic Civil Rights.
The news from Italy has begin to sound like the beginnings of a dystopian fantasy story or a flashback to the Soviet Union. Over the last two years, Italy has been one of the Western countries facing the most systematic suppression of basic human rights. Coalition administrations headed by Giuseppe Conte and later Mario Draghi empowered an unelected group of “experts” known as the Comitato Tecnico Scientifico, which in turn empowered the governments by imbuing every edict, action, and word from the executive with a scientific aura. This has resulted in a never-ending series of lockdown measures that have for long periods erased freedom of movement, the right to work, property rights over businesses and shops, freedom to assemble, freedom to worship, and even the distinction of jurisdictional spheres between church and political authority (with state bureaucrats closing churches and…Read More