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- July 8, 2021
The approximate cost per person of Australia’s offshore processing operations in 2016 was £200,000. An earlier correction misstated the cost.
- July 7, 2021
The surname of Akmaral was corrected to Kerimbaeva.
- July 2, 2021
The online version of this news release was changed to correct the name of the Informal Expert Group on Women, Peace and Security.
- June 30, 2021
7/6/2021: This version of the news release clarifies, based on credible information from sources close to the case, that in June 2021 al-Hammadi replaced her original lawyer with another lawyer who has full access to her case file. Her original lawyer had been prevented from continuing to represent her. This version also clarifies that Houthi authorities asked al-Hammadi to take a “virginity test" but did not threaten her to do so.
- June 24, 2021
We have corrected this article to indicate that two young bloggers were detained by Chechen police in February.
- June 19, 2021
This presser has been updated to reflect that Raeesi was an official within the judiciary during the mass executions of 1988.
- June 18, 2021
This press release has been updated to reflect the correct date the Egyptian army overthrew and arrested former President Morsy.
- June 16, 2021
Due to security concerns that have come to our attention, certain sections of this article have been removed or edited since publication
- June 15, 2021
7/28/2021: This version of the joint statement has been updated to reflect additional members of the Ibrahimachah family and to correct the spelling of the family's last name.
- May 26, 2021
This news release incorrectly stated the estimates of Norwegian nationals still detained in Northeast Syria as 37, when the correct estimate is at least 8. The news release also incorrectly stated the number of Finnish nationals repatriated from Northeast Syria as 8, whereas the correct number is 10.