Daily Digest, 10 July 2019

Srebrenica mothers appeal for more information on those stuill missing 

On the 24th anniversary of the Srebrenica Genocide, the association of mothers of victims has appealed for information on mass graves where those who are still missing may be buried, the N1 news channel from Bosnia and Herzegovina reports. Around 8,000 men and boys were murdered in Srebrenica in July 1995https://bit.ly/2S4zu9n 

Search for missing persons in Colombia 

The Bogota Post reports on the activities of Colombia’s Unit for the Search of Disappeared Persons (UPBD) which was created as part of the 2016 peace accord.  It says UPBD officials have arrived in 10 cities, where teams of forensic scientists will begin gathering information from victims’ families and local municipalities to plan possible exhumations. https://bit.ly/2xDZIpE 

Yemen: enforced disappearance and incommunicado detention 

Amnesty International reports on an espionage trial at the Sana’a-based Huthi-run Specialized Criminal Court (SCC) in Yemen, which has produced 30 death sentencesIt says the trial was fundamentally flawed and some of the accused were subject to “enforced disappearance, excessive pre-trial detention . . . incommunicado detention, allegations of torture and other ill-treatment.” It concludes that “All parties to the conflict have engaged in arbitrary detention practices. https://bit.ly/2LHuNky 

US database provides new information on missing persons 

The Palatka Daily News, a local newspaper in the US state of Florida, reports that police are re-investigating a 1995 disappearance, after the details of the missing person were uploaded to the National Missing and Unidentified Subjects websiteThe site allows users to view profiles of missing persons in hopes of uncovering more informationhttps://bit.ly/32b2Wiy