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April 8, 2020:
This news release has been updated to correct the USD value of 75 billion Lebanese pounds. It is approximately $28 million.
This news release has been updated to correct the number of gender-based violence cases during lockdown on March 27, 2020 to March 31, 2020.
The congestion rate in Philippine jails cited in this news release has been corrected to indicate that the figure was from the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology, not the International Committee of the Red Cross.
This press release has been updated to reflect ventilators and CT scanners as among the equipment exempted after an expansion of the general license in November 2015.
This news release has been updated to correct the name of one of the media outlets that Khaled Drareni works with to “TV5 Monde."
An interview on COVID-19 in Africa incorrectly stated that South Sudan had released 1,000 prisoners in its response to the pandemic. Rather, as of April 6 South Sudan has released zero prisoners in response to the coronavirus.
This report was updated to reword a sentence on three prisoners with disabilities whose cases are examined.
This press release was corrected to state that Gen. Shavendra Silva heads the government’s task forced combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
“No One Cared He Was A Child”: Egyptian Security Forces’ Abuse of Children in Detention April 1, 2020: This report and the associated news release and Witness piece used the word “electrocuted” when describing the cases of several children allegedly tortured using electric shocks by Egyptian officials. In each case, “electrocuted” has been changed to “shocked with electricity” or a similar phrase.