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- January 7, 2021
This news release has been updated to reflect that not all Al-Kani brothers were known to oppose Gaddafi.
- December 24, 2020
Update (January 7, 2021): Turkey’s parliament voted to approve the draft law without significant modification, and it entered into force on December 31, 2020.
- December 22, 2020
- December 22, 2020
Correction: The news release was updated to reflect that, “The bill was passed with small modifications after a single debate and entered into force on December 22,” where it previously noted that, “The bill was passed with small modifications after a single debate and will became law as soon as it is published in the Official Gazette.”
- December 16, 2020
The chapter cited the Cuban Center for Human Rights as the source for the number of political prisoners being held by the Cuban government. The text has been corrected to reflect the fact that the figure originally came from the group Prisoners Defenders.
- December 14, 2020
Correction: The news release had improperly stated that the Office of the Prosecutor’s decided that “it is reasonable to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela.” This has been corrected to clarify that “there is a reasonable basis to believe that crimes against humanity have been committed in Venezuela.”
- December 12, 2020
The date of Zam's arrest statement was updated to October 14, 2019.
- December 7, 2020
The number of countries that called on the US to rescind the executive order or lift the sanctions at the November review of the US human rights record in the context of the Universal Periodic Review is ten.
- December 3, 2020
The news release was updated to reflect that Kazakhstan adopted two separate sets of legal amendments concerning reporting obligations of nongovernmental organizations, in December 2015 and in July 2016.
- November 24, 2020
The name of Mohamed Ali Bouchiba's group has been updated to "Bloggers Without Chains."