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- April 3, 2020
An interview on COVID-19 in Africa incorrectly stated that South Sudan had released 1,000 prisoners in its response to the pandemic. Rather, as of April 6 South Sudan has released zero prisoners in response to the coronavirus.
- April 3, 2020
This report was updated to reword a sentence on three prisoners with disabilities whose cases are examined.
- March 27, 2020
This press release was corrected to state that Gen. Shavendra Silva heads the government’s task forced combatting the COVID-19 pandemic.
- March 23, 2020
“No One Cared He Was A Child”: Egyptian Security Forces’ Abuse of Children in Detention April 1, 2020: This report and the associated news release and Witness piece used the word “electrocuted” when describing the cases of several children allegedly tortured using electric shocks by Egyptian officials. In each case, “electrocuted” has been changed to “shocked with electricity” or a similar phrase.
- February 12, 2020
- February 11, 2020
February 12, 2020: A previous version of the Kidnapped by ISIS report incorrectly stated the date and location of Firas al-Haj Saleh’s kidnapping. The report was amended to reflect the correct date and location.
- February 10, 2020
The press release was updated to add "in front of his children" in the following sentence: A witness described the killing of a family member: “He grabbed his 4-year-old, but the child cried out, alerting the jihadists who kicked in the door, dragged him out, and shot him in the head, in front of his children.”
- January 18, 2020
- January 14, 2020
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.
- January 9, 2020
An earlier version of this publication:
- Incorrectly reported the results of the Levada poll. This detail has been corrected.
- Incorrectly stated an unnamed individual’s community service sentence of one. This detail has been corrected.
- Incorrectly stated the year of the search at Tatiana Alushkin’s home, and that she and her guests were taken to the Investigative Committee. These details have been corrected.
- Misspelled Evgeny Kayryak’s name.