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Recent Corrections

  • DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

    Due to a technical error calculating incidents on the Tracker, a previous version of this news release stated that the Tracker documented 11 incidents of mass rape between June and November 2017. The correct figure is 7. Other incidents have been reported, but they have not yet been published, pending further verification. 

  • Vietnam: Drop Charges Against ‘Mother Mushroom’

    Trinh Kim Tien, one of the women attacked outside the court, is the daughter of Trinh Xuan Tung, who died in March 2011 from a police beating after a minor traffic violation. The month of his death was misstated in an earlier version.

  • The Pain Behind the Numbers of Afghanistan’s Deadly Attacks

    The October 20 attack on a mosque in Ghor province killed up to 33 people. Bombings targeting Afghanistan’s minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies are on the rise this year, with at least 149 people dead and more than 300 injured since January. An earlier version of this dispatch misstated the sect targeted in the October 20 attack at the mosque in Ghor province, and the number of people who have died in bombings targeting Afghanistan's minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies.

  • Jordan: Syrian Refugees Being Summarily Deported

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly stated the year Jordan started hosting Syrian refugees. It has been corrected to reflect that “Jordan has hosted more than 654,500 Syrian refugees since 2011.”

  • Yemen: A diplomatic Test for Emmanuel Macron

    9/22: An earlier version of this incorrectly said that, "Last weekend, three children were killed by Houthi rebel gunfire while playing football in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen." We have corrected this to read as, "Last weekend, three children, two while playing football, were killed by Houthi-Saleh artillery attacks in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen."

  • UN: Push North Korea to End Child Sexual Abuse

    The previous subhead of this news release incorrectly stated the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea denies the existence of domestic violence. The news release was updated to reflect that the government denies child rape and sexual abuse.

  • Singapore: End Harassment of Peaceful Activists

    A previous version of this news release stated that the 2017 vigil outside Changi prison was to protest the country's death penalty. The vigil was actually to support the family of S. Prabagara; the news release has been updated to reflect this correction. 

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