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Recent Corrections

  • Kuwait: Activists Arrested for Peaceful Sit-In

    The updated version of this news release corrects the date Abdelhadi al-Fadhli and Alaa al-Saadoun were released, where Abdulhakim al-Fadhli is being held, and the number and list of activists arrested.

  • Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks

    The July 3, 2019 report, "Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks," has been corrected to rectify that the police conceded that there was no evidence against Dr. Shihabdeen Shafi in a court in Kurunegala, not in Colombo.

  • EU: Press Nicaragua Over Protest Crackdown

    The July 2, 2019 news release, "EU: Press Nicaragua Over Protest Crackdown" has been corrected to delete the amount of European Union-provided funding indicated in the approved 2018 budget for Nicaragua’s National Police. The earlier version relied on information contained in a congressional amendment to the budget.

  • “We Can’t Help You Here”

    The July 2, 2019 report, “We Can’t Help You Here,” has been corrected to use appropriate language related to disabilities.

    On page 31 “physically incapacitated person” was changed to “person with a physical disability.”
    On page 32 “serious disability” was changed to “a person with a disability that has high support requirements.”
    On page 42 “mental health concerns” was changed to “mental health condition.”
    On page 43 “mental disability” was changed to “mental health condition.”

  • ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment

    The June 21, 2019 news release, "ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment" has been corrected to clarify that the US voted for the convention, but not the recommendation, which provides further guidance on the measures required under the convention. 

  • Crackdown in Nicaragua

    This report has been corrected to delete the amount of European Union-provided funding indicated in the approved 2018 budget for Nicaragua’s national police; the earlier version relied on information contained in a congressional amendment to the budget.

    The June 19, 2019 report, "Crackdown in Nicaragua: Torture, Ill-Treatment, and Prosecutions of Protesters and Opponents" has been corrected to rectify that the 15 cases of prosecutions marred by abuses that Human Rights Watch documented included individuals who joined protests in seven cities, not six.

  • The Alarming Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe

    An earlier version of this article stated that anti-Semitic attacks in Germany rose by 20% from 2017 to 2018. The text has been updated to reflect that in Germany in 2018, anti-Semitic crimes, which include hate speech, rose by 20%, according to government data. According to the same data, there were 62 violent anti-Semitic attacks, compared to 37 in 2017.

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