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Recent Corrections

  • Due to a drafting error relating to one of the report’s recommendations, this report has been updated on September 21, 2020

  • Update (September 16, 2020): The quote from Syed Suhail Bin Syed Zin was added to this article after its initial publication.

    Update (September 8, 2020): The following 17 organizations have also endorsed the statement after its publication, increasing the number of signatories from 31 to 48:

    ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence 

    Are You Syrious?

    ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth

    CEAR (Spanish Commission for Refugees)

    Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki

    Generation 2.0 RED

    Greek Housing Network

    InterVolve - Irida Center

    Lesvos Solidarity

    Medecins du Monde – Greece

    Mobile Info Team


    Safe Passage International


    Wave – Thessaloniki

    World Refugee and Migration Council


  • September 9, 2020

    The name of Bahrain's justice minister has been corrected to Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa.

  • This version of the press release has been updated to reflect Mahmoud's age, full list of chronic illnesses, and experience in detention.

  • An earlier version reported compensation had been paid to the family of Bijay Mahara. While the compensation has been announced, it has not yet been received by the victim’s family.

  • This version of the news release has been updated to indicate that the 560 killed during the demonstrations includes protesters and security forces.

  • An earlier version stated that the Party Congress to be held in January will be the 7th session in the country's history. It has been corrected to reflect that January's session will be the 8th. 

  • This dispatch was corrected to remove a reference to Dubai, since Juan Carlos I's exact location within the UAE has not been confirmed.

  • The headline of this dispatch has been updated to reflect that one of the murdered activists was stabbed, not shot.

  • Dull had warned in June that the paper's independence was in danger of editorial interference by Orban's government; he moved the website's "Freedom Barometer," created in 2018 by the previous editor-in-chief, to "in danger." Dull stressed that Index's future operation hinged on editorial independence and a lack of outside interference in staffing decisions.

    July 24, 2020: This press release has been updated to clarify that the Freedom Barometer was initially created by Index's previous editor-in-chief.