2015 Human Rights Report: Appendix F -- Errata

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
April 13, 2016

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The following are changes to text of individual country reports since publication April 13, 2016.


In Section 4, subsection Corruption, replaced the last sentence of the first paragraph with:

Prosecutors also investigated Senator Jaime Orpis for allegedly accepting money in exchange for his vote on a controversial fishing quota law.


In Section 1e, subsection on Political Prisoners, replaced the second sentence of the first paragraph with:

The group added some names during the year including Yermek Narymbayev, Serikzhan Mambetalin, Bolatbek Blyalov, and Saken Tulbayev, in addition to the previously designated Mukhtar Dzhakishev, Aron Atabek, Vladimir Kozlov, and Vadim Kuramshin.


In Section 1, subsection on Prisons, corrected a typo in the spelling of the acronym for the Prison Administration.

In Section 1, the Independent Monitoring subsection under Prisons, replaced the first sentence with:

The government permitted some NGOs with only a human rights mandate to conduct unaccompanied monitoring visits.

In Section 2, the Internet Freedom section under Freedom of Speech and Press, replaced the second sentence of the second paragraph with:

For example, on June 29, a Casablanca court sentenced Hamid El Mehdaoui, editor of the news website Badil, to a four-month suspended sentence for allegedly defaming the General Directorate of National Security (DGSN).

Section 6, subsection on Women, in the sixth paragraph replaced the name of the Antitrust Network with Anaruz Network.


In Section 1. a. on page 3, corrected an editing error in the below sentence in the paragraph that begins “There were reports of politically motivated killings…”

According to the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP), an independent NGO, 1,465 persons were killed in Karachi during the first nine months of the year, compared with 2,273 during the same period in 2014.


In Section 2, subsection Violence and Harassment, deleted the last sentence of the last paragraph.

In Section 6, second paragraph of the Persons with Disabilities subsection on page 62, corrected an error in the name of an official treaty:

The Ministry of Family and Social Policies reported a continuing project funded by the UN Development Program to increase awareness within state institutions and develop monitoring strategies regarding the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.


In the Executive Summary replaced the second and third paragraphs with:

Principal human rights problems included widespread use of extended pretrial detention that caused severe overcrowding and harsh conditions in some prisons, and violence against women.

Other human rights concerns included violence against children, societal discrimination against Afro-Uruguayans, and trafficking in persons.


Section 1d, subsection Killings, corrected the date in the second to the last paragraph:

On September 28, a Saudi-led coalition airstrike hit a wedding party in a village near Mokha, Ta’iz Governorate, resulting in upwards of 130 civilian fatalities and as many injuries, according to media reports.