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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

  • 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.

     

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  • February 12, 2020: A previous version of the Kidnapped by ISIS report incorrectly stated the date and location of Firas al-Haj Saleh’s kidnapping. The report was amended to reflect the correct date and location.  

  • The press release was updated to add "in front of his children" in the following sentence: A witness described the killing of a family member: “He grabbed his 4-year-old, but the child cried out, alerting the jihadists who kicked in the door, dragged him out, and shot him in the head, in front of his children.”

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