Corrections to our publications

Human Rights Watch strives to maintain the highest level of accuracy in our reporting. This includes a commitment to correcting errors or clarifying facts that appear in our publications in a timely fashion. Corrections appear both on this dedicated webpage and at the bottom of the publication that contained the error.

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Recent Corrections

  • March 4, 2022

    3/7/2022: This version of the press release reflects that a Saudi criminal court sentenced Abdullah al-Huwaiti to death on March 2, 2022, under the Islamic law principle of qisas. While Saudi Arabia’s Human Rights Commission made statements in 2020 claiming that no one in Saudi Arabia will be executed for a crime committed as a child, Saudi Arabia’s 2018 juvenile law only prohibits the use of the death penalty against child offenders convicted under ta’zir.

  • March 1, 2022

    The online version of this press release has been amended to include the correct spelling of Abraham Chol Maketh’s name.

  • February 15, 2022

    2/17/2022: This version of the op-ed has been updated to reflect the correct name of the group the UN Human Rights Council voted to disband.

  • February 9, 2022

    We have corrected the online version of this report to indicate that the three-day religious convention in December 2021 was held in Uttarakhand, India.

  • February 9, 2022

    2/9/2022: This version of the press release reflects the correct date on which Fathi Beldi and Nourredine Bhiri were arrested. 

  • January 26, 2022

    An earlier version stated the Interior Ministry had reported the death of 19 members of the security forces in a statement published during the night of January 5 to 6. It was first reported by media on January  7 and this report was corrected to reflect this.

  • January 21, 2022

    This online version was corrected to depict the correct age of Zarema Mussaeva.

  • January 19, 2022

    We have corrected the online version of this release to indicate that Alaa M. was arrested in June 2020 not June 2019.

  • January 7, 2022

    An earlier version stated Prime Minister Pashinyan had disclosed the composition of the CSTO force on January 5. The composition of the force was reported by media a few hours later and this statement was corrected to reflect this.

  • December 17, 2021

    A previous version of the caption incorrectly stated that the photo subject was a member of the security forces. The caption has been adjusted to reflect that the person walking in front of the fire was a protester.