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This news release has been modified to reflect the correct year that the mandate of Special Criminal Court (SCC) begins, which is 2003.
July 24, 2019
This press release has been modified to reflect that Samba Thiam was arrested on June 25, 2019, and not July 25.
The updated version of this news release corrects the date Abdelhadi al-Fadhli and Alaa al-Saadoun were released, where Abdulhakim al-Fadhli is being held, and the number and list of activists arrested.
The July 16, 2019 news release, “Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings,” has been updated to clarify that the written reasons for the Gbagbo oral decision were filed on July 16.
The July 3, 2019 report, "Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks," has been corrected to rectify that the police conceded that there was no evidence against Dr. Shihabdeen Shafi in a court in Kurunegala, not in Colombo.
The July 2, 2019 news release, "EU: Press Nicaragua Over Protest Crackdown" has been corrected to delete the amount of European Union-provided funding indicated in the approved 2018 budget for Nicaragua’s National Police. The earlier version relied on information contained in a congressional amendment to the budget.
The July 2, 2019 report, “We Can’t Help You Here,” has been corrected to use appropriate language related to disabilities.
On page 31 “physically incapacitated person” was changed to “person with a physical disability.”
On page 32 “serious disability” was changed to “a person with a disability that has high support requirements.”
On page 42 “mental health concerns” was changed to “mental health condition.”
On page 43 “mental disability” was changed to “mental health condition.”
The June 21, 2019 news release, "ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment" has been corrected to clarify that the US voted for the convention, but not the recommendation, which provides further guidance on the measures required under the convention.
This report has been corrected to delete the amount of European Union-provided funding indicated in the approved 2018 budget for Nicaragua’s national police; the earlier version relied on information contained in a congressional amendment to the budget.
The June 19, 2019 report, "Crackdown in Nicaragua: Torture, Ill-Treatment, and Prosecutions of Protesters and Opponents" has been corrected to rectify that the 15 cases of prosecutions marred by abuses that Human Rights Watch documented included individuals who joined protests in seven cities, not six.
A previous version of this dispatch stated that Gautam was freed on bail on June 13; it has been updated to reflect that he is still in custody.