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The Chibok schoolgirls abduction occurred in 2014. This publication has been updated to reflect the correct date.
The press release was corrected to remove inaccurate information about the Uniting for Ukraine Program.
The date of an attack described by a protester in Sanandaj city in which security forces shot at fleeing protesters, wounding a man, has been changed to show that it happened on September 19.
9/27/2022: this press release was updated to more accurately reflect the claims made by the Algerian authorities about Bouhafs in their October 7, 2021, letter to UN experts.
The article indicated that Gotabaya Rajapaksa was still outside of Sri Lanka. He in fact returned to the country on September 3.
The English version of this piece misstated the name of the interviewee, and included discrepancies with the original French version of the interview. The piece also misstated the type of measure adopted in 2019. The government’s measure is an order (arrêté), and not a law.
The piece originally mischaracterized the type of measures in Niger. The government of Niger repealed an exclusionary decision (décision), not a law, in 2019.
An earlier version of this report misstated the name of the power plant in Republika Srpska that is owned by a United Kingdom-based Serbian businessman. It is Stanari power plant, not Uglevik.
We have corrected CEELI’s name in this text.
7/18/2022: This press release has been updated to reflect the correct number of signatories for the joint statement.