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- May 26, 2020
We have corrected this dispatch to indicate that independent regional media reports about the arrest took place in mid-April.
- May 26, 2020
Because of a calculation error, the original news release misstated the percentage of people for whom the UN response plan was able to provide safe water. The correct figure was 7 percent of the estimated need. The news release has been changed to correct the error.
- May 20, 2020
This op-ed has been updated to correct the maximum fine for crimes of possessing, buying, storing, or watching non-consensually captured images.
- May 6, 2020
May 11, 2021
This dispatch has been removed due to questions that have arisen since publication about a witness testimony included in it. While Human Rights Watch was able to verify independently one of the cases described in the testimony, and similar accounts have been reported in independent media in Hungary, we were not able to verify other cases mentioned in the testimony.
- April 28, 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.
- April 22, 2020
A quote in this news release has been updated to reflect that Iraq's lawmakers have not done enough to save the lives of women and girls dying at the hands of their families.
- April 16, 2020
This news release has been amended to reflect the correct outlet where Natig Isbatov writes.
- April 14, 2020
At least 84 countries have imposed emergency policies and measures due to the COVID-19 crisis, but according to publicly available notifications deposited with the UN, only 11 countries have formally informed the UN of derogations from their human rights obligations as of April 15.
- April 8, 2020
April 8, 2020:
This news release has been updated to correct the USD value of 75 billion Lebanese pounds. It is approximately $28 million.
- April 7, 2020
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.