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Recent Corrections

  • March 4, 2021

    The following revisions were made to this report: 

    the sentence "Maternal health centers in Venezuela suspended prenatal and postnatal services due to the pandemic and the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) estimated there is an 80 percent shortage of contraceptive supplies" was removed.

    the sentence ": In Venezuela, where hospitals were already in the grip of a humanitarian crisis, some maternal health centers suspended prenatal and postnatal services in 2020 due to the pandemic, and NGOs reported that pregnant women suspected of having Covid-19 were being denied prompt care" was added. 

  • March 3, 2021

    Correction: This news release has been corrected to remove an erroneous reference to the reported death of one medical worker from Mon Myat Seik Htar Charity group (MMSH). Although the cited organization, the Assistance Association for Political Prisoners (AAPP) originally reported that one of the volunteers from MMSH had died of their wounds, all of the detained MMSH volunteers were released on March 24.

  • February 18, 2021

    This document has been updated to reflect new sanctions measures taken by the UK government on February 18, 2021.

  • February 10, 2021

    This news release has been corrected to reflect the correct amount of time Smith spent in UAE detention

  • February 9, 2021

    Please note this press release has been updated with the following line: ‘In the video, a woman later identified by medical staff as Mya Thwe Thwe Khine

  • February 9, 2021

    Clarification: Additional material was added to compare the findings of the new OHCHR report with the 2014 COI report.

  • February 2, 2021

    This dispatch has been corrected to reflect the accurate amount of time Navalny will have to serve.

  • January 28, 2021

    Update (February 5, 2021): In a blow to freedom of association and the right of workers to organize and carry out their activities without government interference, the Specialized Interdistrict Economic Court in Shymkent on February 5 suspended the independent Industrial Trade Union of Fuel and Energy Workers for six months for allegedly failing to register in accordance with Kazakhstan’s restrictive trade union law.

  • January 27, 2021

    Update January 28, 2021: On January 27, 2021 the Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum’s press office shared by email with media outlets and with Human Rights Watch a 79-page document detailing the results from the soil sample testing conducted in late November 2020.

  • January 21, 2021

    This news release was corrected to reflect that police arrested 20 working with Citizen Watch-IT and the Women’s Democracy Network on January 14, 2020.