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Please note there has been a correction to this release. The release previously suggested that the trial of Bai L. was set up by Yahya Jammeh. The trial is taking place in Germany under the principle of universal jurisdiction and is the result of joint efforts by victim groups, nongovernmental organizations, and German authorities. Furthermore, it was clarified that the charges against Bai L. include one attempted murder and two murders.
We have corrected this text to reflect the accurate spellings of one person’s name and of two towns.
4/19/2022: This version of the news release has been updated to more accurately reflect the parties who were allegedly aware that the former Houthi military camp had been converted to a prison.
This news release was redacted to correct the date of the UN General Assembly’s vote to suspend Russia from the Human Rights Council.
Correction April 8, 2022: In an earlier version, we mistakenly reported that Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa were executed in July 2020. This submission has been corrected to reflect that in July 2020 the Court of Cassation upheld the convictions and death sentences of Mohamed Ramadan and Hussein Ali Moosa.
3/31/2022: This version of the press release has been updated to reflect the International Organization for Migration’s response to our letter.
3/21/2022: This version of the press release has been updated to include additional actions taken by the Lebanese authorities to address poverty and food insecurity.
An earlier version of this dispatch mischaracterized the estimated 13,000 deaths of premature babies in Afghanistan since January 2022 as being “from malnutrition and hunger-related diseases.” The number was based on an Afghan Ministry of Health official’s estimate of overall death rates of premature babies during the period. The text has been edited to clarify the official’s estimates.
The news release misstated the sentence for Hin Chhan. The court sentenced him to five years in prison (based on charges of “incitement” and “conspiracy”) but suspended the full sentence, meaning he will not have to serve time in prison unless the authorities allege he violated conditions for suspension of his sentence or impose new charges against him. As a result, the total number of CNRP politicians and activists convicted was 20, not 19.
This version of this news release was amended to clarify that the March 3, 2022 letter was from Bakhtiyar Tuzmukhamedov, Rapporteur for Follow-up to Concluding Observations of the Committee against Torture.