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Recent Corrections

  • January 23, 2024: This news release has been updated to reflect the correct name spellings for Abbas (Mojahed) Kurkur, Mansour Dehmardeh, and the Intelligence Detention Center. 

  • December 21, 2023: 

    This press release has been updated to reflect the correct arrest dates of opposition figures Chaima Issa and Sofiane Zneidi. 


  • 12/18/2023: This news release has been updated to reflect the October date on which Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Israel would not allow humanitarian assistance "in the form food and medicines" into Gaza through its crossings "as long as [Israel's] hostages are not returned." 


    1/15/2024: This news release has been updated to reflect the correct attribution for statistics provided regarding the damage and destruction to civilian infrastructure in Gaza.

  • Correction, December 4, 2023: This dispatch has been corrected to reflect that the number of babies found dead on November 28 at Al Nasr medical complex was four, based on a December 3 news report

  • This dispatch has been updated to remove a comparison between child deaths reported in Gaza by Gaza’s government media office and global child deaths in armed conflict verified by the United Nations.

  • An earlier version of this press release stated this visit is President Xi Jinping’s first visit to the United States since 2015. Xi made a visit to former President Trump at Mar-a-Lago in 2017.

  • 11/7/23: On October 23, TotalEnergies (TE) wrote to Human Rights Watch (HRW) in response to HRW's October 6 letter. An earlier version of the report included HRW's October 6 letter in Annex A, but by error/due to an oversight it did not include TE's October 23 letter. TE's letter, as well as its "Statement on Human Rights Defender," is now included in the report's Annex B.

  • Update 10/25/2023: This news release has been updated to reflect the correct spelling of Adva Gutman-Tirosh’s name and to indicate that Tom Louk is a woman. 

  • 10/10/2023: This news release has been updated to reflect that the Tunisian National Guard expelled migrants between September 18 and 20. 

  • The press release has been corrected to indicate a more exhaustive list of international actors.