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November 14, 2019:
This press release has been corrected to indicate that Abbas Ali, the medical worker who was killed, is a medic and not a doctor.
The second paragraph of this news release was updated to reflect details that were not included in a prior version.
November 8, 2019: We corrected this press release to use the term armed men instead of militias.
An earlier version incorrectly referenced the Independent Commision of Enquiry as the International Commission of Inquiry.
We corrected this press release to add the words armed group to the Libyan National Army (LNA).
The activists appearing in the video are from Belgium, the Dominican Republic, Gambia, Lebanon, Uganda, and the United States. The news release was updated to remove Kenya from the list and add Uganda.
The Maldives government, on October 10, 2019, “temporarily” shut down the Maldivian Democracy Network (MDN). The name of the organization was misstated in an earlier version of this news release.
The updated version of this press release has been corrected to state that the individual’s name is Jock Palfreeman.
An earlier version of this reported, "On August 18, a new teacher allegedly made racist taunts at Papuan students at a public high school in Wamena." The date has now been corrected to reflect the events occured on September 18, 2019.
The HRC election date was changed by one day, from October 16 to October 17; the press release has been updated to reflect that fact.