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Human Rights Watch strives to maintain the highest level of accuracy in our reporting. This includes a commitment to correcting errors or clarifying facts that appear in our publications in a timely fashion. Corrections appear both on this dedicated webpage and at the bottom of the publication that contained the error.

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Recent Corrections


  • 6/9: This report has been updated to accurately reflect the details of the prohibition of contact orders, that pre-trial detainees are not allowed to call anyone, except in a few exceptional cases in which calls with lawyers have been permitted

  • 5/26/2023: This version of the press release accurately reflects when and how Mohamed Ben Salem was first questioned by an investigative judge. 

  • This dispatch has been updated to include “to trial” in the first paragraph.

  • This article was updated soon after publication to clarify the sequence of events between Russia and the Council of Europe.

  • Reports received from multiple sources that Anousa “Jack” Luangsuphom died on the way to the hospital on April 29, 2023, proved to be false. On the evening of May 3, Anousa’s family and other sources provided Human Rights Watch verbal confirmation and photographic evidence that Anousa survived the shooting and is now receiving medical treatment in a hospital in Vientiane, Laos. Human Rights Watch emphasizes the responsibility of the Lao government to ensure protection for Anousa while he recovers, and to undertake a thorough and impartial investigation into the shooting.

  • This text has been redacted to accuractely reflect the government’s criminal investigation against some members of Memorial.

  • This article clarified the original text to say that Doctors Without Borders (MSF) had to suspend its operations in El Geneina in West Darfur.

  • This article was updated to reflect that Human Rights Watch did not first reveal the September 2022 incident but contributed to reporting following earlier local media reports.

  • 5/11/23: This report was amended after a witness told Human Rights Watch that she had incorrectly identified one of the people seen in some pictures of protests in Juliaca.