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Recent Corrections

  • China Spies on International Media in Hong Kong

    The original version of this dispatch stated that “Hong Kong’s chief executive, Carrie Lam, has not responded to Human Rights Watch’s letters raising these two cases.” Human Rights Watch only wrote one letter to Lam mentioning these two cases, to which her office did not reply. The corrected version now states that “Hong Kong’s Chief Executive Carrie Lam has not responded  to Human Rights Watch concerns about the two cases.”

  • Bangladesh: Election Abuses Need Independent Probe

    This press release has been corrected to reflect that the Awami League led Grand Alliance won 96 percent of contested parliament seats. According to the government, the ruling Awami League party alone won 258 of the 300 seats, that is 86 percent. 

  • Syria

    The chapter was amended to clarify that while France supports humanitarian and rehabilitation efforts in Syria, it has not opened a humanitarian office in Damascus. 

  • Cameroon

    The original version of this World Report chapter incorrectly mentioned three Anglophone regions in Cameroon. There are two Anglophone regions in the country and a correction was made to reflect this.

  • Lebanon: Deportation Threat for Sudan Refugees

    November 26, 2018: A previous version of this joint release incorrectly stated that the number of non-Syrian refugees deported by General Security during 2018 was eight. The actual number of non-Syrian refugees deported by General Security during 2018 is seven.

  • Lebanon: No Action to Enforce New Waste Law

    18 October 2018: An earlier version of this press release misspelled the name of the Qabrikha Deputy Mayor. The current version has been updated with the correct spelling.

  • Yemen: Coalition Bus Bombing Apparent War Crime

    This news release has been corrected to ammend the number of adults killed and wounded in the market for whom Human Rights Watch had documented full identifying information. The number of people who were killed and whose information we documented remains the same, at 34.