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Recent Corrections

  • June 2, 2022

    We have edited the online version of this news release for clarity to indicate that suspended sentences or prison terms in relation to the 2020 vigil specifically range between 4 and 14 months.

  • May 31, 2022

    This release has been updated to reflect the May 31, 2022 response from the Mexican National Institute of Migration.

  • May 25, 2022

    July 11, 2022: This report has been updated to correctly reflect the technical findings for the website version of EdPuzzle, so that the analysis reflects only the webpages that children likely had to interact with in order to access their virtual classroom.

    This report has been updated to correctly reflect the previous removal of an EdTech product from this investigation, and to reflect that Asahi Shinbun’s EdTech website contains learning materials for children and is directed at parents.

    This report has been updated to reflect the SDKs verified to be embedded in the Microsoft Teams app; to reflect the types of data that the Cisco Webex app may collect in light of relevant changes in the Android operating system at the time of analysis that may have affected an unknown number of the app’s users; and to reflect that the text field on which Education Perfect was found to utilize key logging techniques appears to have been targeted at parents and teachers.

    Human Rights Watch removed one product from the report due to an ambiguity in the government’s recommendation of the product for children, which was withdrawn after publication at the company’s request. Accordingly, it has revised the numbers of products analyzed throughout the report.

    This report has been updated to correctly reflect the technical findings for the verified version of Minecraft: Education Edition.

  • May 11, 2022

    The date of the attack  on the railway station in Kramatorsk city, Donetsk oblast has been updated to April 8. 

  • April 29, 2022

    4/29/2022: This press release has been updated to reflect the accurate number of strikes Human Rights Activists (HRA) has documented over the past 12 months. 

  • April 27, 2022

    Olta Xhacka is Albania's foreign minister. She was misidentified in an earlier version of this publication.

  • April 21, 2022

    Please note there has been a correction to this release. The release previously suggested that the trial of Bai L. was set up by Yahya Jammeh. The trial is taking place in Germany under the principle of universal jurisdiction and is the result of joint efforts by victim groups, nongovernmental organizations, and German authorities. Furthermore, it was clarified that the charges against Bai L. include one attempted murder and two murders.

  • April 21, 2022

    We have corrected this text to reflect the accurate spellings of one person’s name and of two towns.

  • April 18, 2022

    4/19/2022: This version of the news release has been updated to more accurately reflect the parties who were allegedly aware that the former Houthi military camp had been converted to a prison.

  • April 8, 2022

    This news release was redacted to correct the date of the UN General Assembly’s vote to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.