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Recent Corrections

  • Jordan

    An earlier version of this chapter incorrectly stated that Jordanian lawmakers “overhauled the country’s criminal procedure law, making positive changes that guarantee all suspects the right to access a lawyer from the time of arrest…” While a royal committee set up by King Abdullah II recommended legal changes in February 2017 that included a suspect’s right to a lawyer at the time of arrest, the criminal procedure law amendments issued by authorities later in 2017 did not include this change. The sentence has been removed.

  • “Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkeys”

    An earlier version of this report stated that the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act had not yet come into effect.  The law came into effect on October 1, 2017.

  • DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

    Due to a technical error calculating incidents on the Tracker, a previous version of this news release stated that the Tracker documented 11 incidents of mass rape between June and November 2017. The correct figure is 7. Other incidents have been reported, but they have not yet been published, pending further verification. 

  • Vietnam: Drop Charges Against ‘Mother Mushroom’

    Trinh Kim Tien, one of the women attacked outside the court, is the daughter of Trinh Xuan Tung, who died in March 2011 from a police beating after a minor traffic violation. The month of his death was misstated in an earlier version.

  • The Pain Behind the Numbers of Afghanistan’s Deadly Attacks

    The October 20 attack on a mosque in Ghor province killed up to 33 people. Bombings targeting Afghanistan’s minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies are on the rise this year, with at least 149 people dead and more than 300 injured since January. An earlier version of this dispatch misstated the sect targeted in the October 20 attack at the mosque in Ghor province, and the number of people who have died in bombings targeting Afghanistan's minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies.

  • Jordan: Syrian Refugees Being Summarily Deported

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly stated the year Jordan started hosting Syrian refugees. It has been corrected to reflect that “Jordan has hosted more than 654,500 Syrian refugees since 2011.”

  • Yemen: A diplomatic Test for Emmanuel Macron

    9/22: An earlier version of this incorrectly said that, "Last weekend, three children were killed by Houthi rebel gunfire while playing football in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen." We have corrected this to read as, "Last weekend, three children, two while playing football, were killed by Houthi-Saleh artillery attacks in Taiz, the third largest city in Yemen."