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Recent Corrections

  • Februar 7, 2023

    2/2/2023: This press release has been edited after publication to update casualty figures.

  • Dezember 19, 2022

    12/15/2022: The text has been changed to reflect the fact that the threats against Staszewski are connected to the Atlas of Hate campaign which involves other activists, and his photo project.

    The paragraph about the process of referring the abortion ban the Constitutional Tribunal has been changed to address an editing error. In fact, the citizen’s initiatives triggered the government attempts to pass similar legislation in 2016 and 2019.

  • November 28, 2022

    11/23/2022: This version of the press release reflects the correct spelling of the city Dehgolan and Aram Habibi's name. 

  • Mai 12, 2022

    We removed an earlier map with incorrect shading originally posted to this page. We have corrected the error.

  • April 22, 2022

    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.

  • Februar 11, 2022

    We have corrected the online version of this report to indicate that the three-day religious convention in December 2021 was held in Uttarakhand, India.

  • Januar 19, 2022

    We have corrected the online version of this release to indicate that Alaa M. was arrested in June 2020 not June 2019.

  • Juni 12, 2019

    An earlier version of this article stated that anti-Semitic attacks in Germany rose by 20% from 2017 to 2018. The text has been updated to reflect that in Germany in 2018, anti-Semitic crimes, which include hate speech, rose by 20%, according to government data. According to the same data, there were 62 violent anti-Semitic attacks, compared to 37 in 2017.