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Recent Corrections

  • The activists appearing in the video are from Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Gambia, Lebanon, Uganda, and the United States. The news release was updated to remove Kenya from the list and add Uganda.

  • The Maldives government, on October 10, 2019, “temporarily” shut down the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN). The name of the organization was misstated in an earlier version of this news release.

  • The updated version of this press release has been corrected to state that the individual’s name is Jock Palfreeman.

  • An earlier version of this reported, "On August 18, a new teacher allegedly made racist taunts at Papuan students at a public high school in Wamena." The date has now been corrected to reflect the events occured on September 18, 2019. 

  • The HRC election date was changed by one day, from October 16 to October 17; the press release has been updated to reflect that fact.

  • The updated version of this press release states the correct date of the ministerial meeting, to take place on September 26, 2019.

  • The previous version incorrectly described details of  the officers’ departure from the home of Efrain Romero.

  • This news release has been amended to clarify the numbers of children detained by moving up information on how many children have been released since 2013. The subheading of the news release was also changed to emphasize the information.

  • We have amended the online version of this report to clarify that the unofficial employment rate in Georgia increased from 13.57 percent in 2006 to 17.22 percent in 2012, according to the World Bank.

  • An earlier version of this news release misstated the charges filed against Nuth Pich. The court charged Pich with discrediting judicial decisions (article 523 of Cambodia’s penal code), incitement to commit felony decisions (article 494), and incitement to discriminate (article 495).