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Recent Corrections
Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings
The July 16, 2019 news release, “Support Needed to Tackle ICC Shortcomings,” has been updated to clarify that the written reasons for the Gbagbo oral decision were filed on July 16.
Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks
The July 3, 2019 report, "Sri Lanka: Muslims Face Threats, Attacks," has been corrected to rectify that the police conceded that there was no evidence against Dr. Shihabdeen Shafi in a court in Kurunegala, not in Colombo.
EU: Press Nicaragua Over Protest Crackdown
The July 2, 2019 news release, "EU: Press Nicaragua Over Protest Crackdown" has been corrected to delete the amount of European Union-provided funding indicated in the approved 2018 budget for Nicaragua’s National Police. The earlier version relied on information contained in a congressional amendment to the budget.
ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment
The June 21, 2019 news release, "ILO: New Treaty to Protect Workers from Violence, Harassment" has been corrected to clarify that the US voted for the convention, but not the recommendation, which provides further guidance on the measures required under the convention. 
Crackdown in Nicaragua
This report has been corrected to delete the amount of European Union-provided funding indicated in the approved 2018 budget for Nicaragua’s national police; the earlier version relied on information contained in a congressional amendment to the budget.
The June 19, 2019 report, "Crackdown in Nicaragua: Torture, Ill-Treatment, and Prosecutions of Protesters and Opponents" has been corrected to rectify that the 15 cases of prosecutions marred by abuses that Human Rights Watch documented included individuals who joined protests in seven cities, not six.
Disparaging Film Review Can Mean Jail Time in Nepal
A previous version of this dispatch stated that Gautam was freed on bail on June 13; it has been updated to reflect that he is still in custody.
The Alarming Rise of Anti-Semitism in Europe
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.
Belarus: Media Under Attack as European Games Loom
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China’s Algorithms of Repression
In the initial publication of this report on May 2, 2019, Human Rights Watch stated that the IJOP app used a “facial recognition functionality by Face++” to “check whether the photo on the ID matches the person’s face or for cross-checking pictures on two different documents.”  Megvii, the owner of Face++, told Human Rights Watch on May 1, 2019 that it had no relationship with IJOP, a statement we included in our report. Megvii contacted Human Rights Watch again on May 27, telling us that the Face++ account contained in the IJOP application code was never actively used, based on their own analysis of their access logs.  Human Rights Watch has since confirmed that the Face++ code in the IJOP app, which was in the log-in function, was inoperable. We are grateful to Brunswick Group, which speaks for Megvii, for calling this to our attention. As Face++ seems not to have collaborated in the version of the IJOP app Human Rights Watch examined, we have decided not to highlight its name in our recommendation section, although we believe our recommendations are pertinent to any company providing public security technology operating in Xinjiang.
Bangladesh: Ensure Justice for Murdered Student
On April 15, 2019, a woman was stabbed and killed as she resisted a rape attempt in Chattogram district. The date was misstated in an earlier version of this news release.
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