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Recent Corrections

  • 文莱:新刑法纳入肉刑、石刑

    An earlier version of this press release incorrectly stated that the punishment imposed for lesbian sex was 100 lashes with a whip. The actual punishment is 40 lashes.

  • 专访:日本跨性别人士的隐蔽抗争

    The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM–5) has removed “gender identity disorder” as a diagnosis. The organization’s name was misstated in an earlier version of this article. 

  • 特金会,人权摆一边

    An earlier version of this dispatch incorrectly quoted US President Donald Trump as saying life in North Korea was “hell on earth” during a visit to Seoul. Rather, Trump was reported to say that life in North Korea was “a hell that no person deserves.”

  • 越南:撤销控告‘蘑菇妈妈’

    在法院外被殴打的郑金进(Trinh Kim Tien),其父郑春松(Trinh Xuan Tung)于2011年3月因轻微交通违规遭警察殴打致死。他离世的月份在早期版本中有误。

  • 联合国:应促朝鲜终结儿童性虐待

    The previous subhead of this news release incorrectly stated the government of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea denies the existence of domestic violence. The news release was updated to reflect that the government denies child rape and sexual abuse.

  • 新加坡:停止骚扰和平维权人士

    A previous version of this news release stated that the 2017 vigil outside Changi prison was to protest the country's death penalty. The vigil was actually to support the family of S. Prabagara; the news release has been updated to reflect this correction. 

  • 泰国:劳工研究者恐遭判刑