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- October 22, 2020
October 22, 2020:
The first paragraph has been updated to reflect the correct number of executed men who were convicted in criminal cases.
- October 15, 2020
Updated 10/8/2020 12:15 pm ET: A previous version of this article incorrectly stated that Karyn Johnson-Dorsey started experiencing flu-like symptoms in April. She experienced them from February to April.
- October 14, 2020
This piece has been updated to reflect the full list of countries that have resumed arms sales to Saudi Arabia in 2020, and identifies the Yemen Data Project as the correct source for one of the statistics mentioned.
- October 8, 2020
In a previous version of this release we stated that Russia has used its veto power in the UN Security Council 15 times to enable Syria to continue using chemical weapons with impunity and to block referral of the situation in Syria to the International Criminal Court. It has been updated to reflect that Russia has used the veto power 16 times.
- September 24, 2020
This op-ed has been updated to correct the end date of Cameroon’s financial year. The correct end date is December 31.
- September 14, 2020
Due to a drafting error relating to one of the report’s recommendations, this report has been updated on September 21, 2020
- September 9, 2020
Update (September 16, 2020): The quote from Syed Suhail Bin Syed Zin was added to this article after its initial publication.
Update (September 8, 2020): The following 17 organizations have also endorsed the statement after its publication, increasing the number of signatories from 31 to 48:
ANTIGONE - Information and Documentation Centre on Racism, Ecology, Peace and Non Violence
Are You Syrious?
ARSIS – Association for the Social Support of Youth
CEAR (Spanish Commission for Refugees)
Ecological Movement of Thessaloniki
Generation 2.0 RED
Greek Housing Network
InterVolve - Irida Center
Medecins du Monde – Greece
Mobile Info Team
Safe Passage International
Wave – Thessaloniki
World Refugee and Migration Council
- September 9, 2020
September 9, 2020
The name of Bahrain's justice minister has been corrected to Khalid bin Ali Al-Khalifa.
- September 8, 2020
The article includes a corrected date for a European Court of Human Rights ruling addressing the transition between female and make genders. The ruling was in 2002, not 2017.
- September 3, 2020
This version of the press release has been updated to reflect Mahmoud's age, full list of chronic illnesses, and experience in detention.