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Recent Corrections

  • Qatar: Year of Crisis Spurred Rights Reforms

    Correction: An earlier version of this news release incorrectly stated that Qatar had unblocked local access to the Doha News website based on screenshots showing that the site was accessible. However, Doha News has confirmed that the site remains blocked. The new release has been updated to reflect this.

  • India: Identification Project Threatens Rights

    The original news release stated that children had been denied free meals in government schools because they didn’t have Aadhar. While there was a government notification in February 2017 saying Aadhar was mandatory for children to get free meals in schools, authorities have denied that any child has been deprived of the benefits. The news release was revised on January 14, 2018 to reflect this. 

  • Jordan

    An earlier version of this chapter incorrectly stated that Jordanian lawmakers “overhauled the country’s criminal procedure law, making positive changes that guarantee all suspects the right to access a lawyer from the time of arrest…” While a royal committee set up by King Abdullah II recommended legal changes in February 2017 that included a suspect’s right to a lawyer at the time of arrest, the criminal procedure law amendments issued by authorities later in 2017 did not include this change. The sentence has been removed.

  • “Kill the Chicken to Scare the Monkeys”

    An earlier version of this report stated that the Administration of Justice (Protection) Act had not yet come into effect.  The law came into effect on October 1, 2017.

  • DR Congo: New ‘Kivu Security Tracker’ Maps Eastern Violence

    Due to a technical error calculating incidents on the Tracker, a previous version of this news release stated that the Tracker documented 11 incidents of mass rape between June and November 2017. The correct figure is 7. Other incidents have been reported, but they have not yet been published, pending further verification. 

  • Vietnam: Drop Charges Against ‘Mother Mushroom’

    Trinh Kim Tien, one of the women attacked outside the court, is the daughter of Trinh Xuan Tung, who died in March 2011 from a police beating after a minor traffic violation. The month of his death was misstated in an earlier version.

  • The Pain Behind the Numbers of Afghanistan’s Deadly Attacks

    The October 20 attack on a mosque in Ghor province killed up to 33 people. Bombings targeting Afghanistan’s minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies are on the rise this year, with at least 149 people dead and more than 300 injured since January. An earlier version of this dispatch misstated the sect targeted in the October 20 attack at the mosque in Ghor province, and the number of people who have died in bombings targeting Afghanistan's minority Shia population at mosques and religious ceremonies.

  • Jordan: Syrian Refugees Being Summarily Deported

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly stated the year Jordan started hosting Syrian refugees. It has been corrected to reflect that “Jordan has hosted more than 654,500 Syrian refugees since 2011.”