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Recent Corrections

  • Bangladesh: Crackdown on Critics, Activists

    This press release has been corrected to reflect that the Awami League led Grand Alliance won 96 percent of contested parliament seats. According to the government, the ruling Awami League party alone won 258 of the 300 seats, that is 86 percent.

  • Russia: Escalating Persecution of Jehovah’s Witnesses

    An earlier version of this publication:

    • Incorrectly reported the results of the Levada poll. This detail has been corrected.
    • Incorrectly stated an unnamed individual’s community service sentence of one. This detail has been corrected.
    • Incorrectly stated the year of the search at Tatiana Alushkin’s home, and that she and her guests were taken to the Investigative Committee. These details have been corrected.
    • Misspelled Evgeny Kayryak’s name.


  • Qatar

    The updated version of this chapter reflects the correct month in which the committee necessary to determine asylum claims was established according to the National Human Rights Commission. 

  • Papua New Guinea

    The original version of this World Report chapter incorrectly mentioned that eight student protesters were killed in Port Moresby in 2016. In fact, the police shot and injured, but did not kill, the eight student protesters. A correction in the text of the chapter was made to reflect this.

  • Iran: Deliberate Coverup of Brutal Crackdown

    This news release has been update to correct the date the protests began in Iran, the spelling of Mohsen Khancharli and Ali Fadavi’s names, and the source that reported the arrest of Kaveh and Yashar Daroshafaei.