Appendix F: Errata

Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor
Report
March 3, 2017

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The following are changes to text of individual country reports since publication March 3, 2017.

Argentina

In Section 6, Anti-Semitism subsection, corrected an editing error in the fifth paragraph.

Bolivia

Section 1.d. Arrest Procedures and Treatment of Detainees, Arbitrary Arrest subsection, changed to "reputable NGO."

Section 2.a. Freedom of Speech and Press, Violence and Harassment subsection, deleted the second paragraph.

El Salvador

In Section 6, Women subsection, corrected a typo in the spelling of an organization’s name.

Gabon

On the first page, corrected the title of the report with the year 2016.

Guatemala

In Section 2.a., Violence and Harassment subsection, corrected a typo in a quote.

Iraq

In the sixth paragraph of the Executive Summary, added a sentence that reads:

Secretary Kerry stated on March 17 that in his judgment, Da’esh was responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims, and was also responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing directed at these same groups and in some cases also against Sunni Muslims, Kurds, and other minorities.

Mexico

In Section 1.d., Role of the Police and Security Apparatus subsection, deleted two sentences in the 4th paragraph and added this paragraph immediately after.

There were new developments in the 2006 San Salvador Atenco confrontation between local vendors and state and federal police agents in Mexico State during which two individuals were killed and more than 47 women were taken into custody with many allegedly sexually tortured by police officials. In 2009, an appeals court acquitted the only individual previously convicted in the case, and in September the Inter-American Court of Human Rights agreed to hear the case, but no date has been set.

Philippines

In the third paragraph of the Executive Summary, corrected a typo so that the first sentence reads:

Since July police and unknown vigilantes have killed more than 6,000 suspected drug dealers and users as the government pursued a policy aimed at eliminating illegal drug activity in the country by the end of the year.

The Republic of Korea

In the Executive Summary, replaced the second sentence of the third paragraph with:

Corruption was also a problem.

Syria

In the ninth paragraph of the Executive Summary, added a sentence that reads:

Secretary Kerry stated on March 17 that in his judgment, Da’esh was responsible for genocide against groups in areas under its control, including Yezidis, Christians, and Shia Muslims, and was also responsible for crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing directed at these same groups and in some cases also against Sunni Muslims, Kurds, and other minorities.

Western Sahara

Section 2.a. subsection on Press and Media Freedoms, corrected a typo (two instances) in the spelling of a last name.