Daily World News Digest, 11 March 2019

Two mass graves discovered in Iraq

Iraqi authorities have uncovered two mass graves in Salahuddin Province, north of Baghdad, containing the remains of victims believed to have been executed by Da’esh and al-Qaeda, Kurdistan 24 reports. http://bit.ly/2Jjb1N1

Sri Lanka: bodies found in Mannar mass grave date back to the 1400s

Human remains found in Sri Lanka’s largest mass grave, in the town of Mannar in the north of the country, date back some 500 years, based on 25 samples sent to a laboratory in the US, AsiaNews.it reports. It had been thought likely that the remains might be those of victims of Sri Lanka’s civil war, which ended in 2009. http://bit.ly/2NXIlrc

Nepal: victims’ representatives to participate in transitional justice

Nepalese Justice Minister Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal says the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission and Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons will be restructured to facilitate representation of conflict victims, The Himalayan Times reports. http://bit.ly/2J3WxjW

Iraq to establish Yezidi genocide museum

The Iraqi government and the UN are working to establish a museum documenting Da’esh atrocities against the Yezidis in Sinjar, Al-Monitor reports. Mohammed Taher al-Tamimi of the General Secretariat of the Council of Ministers said such a museum devoted to Yezidi victims would be a first. The museum would likely be located in the village of Kocho. http://bit.ly/2XKpbtD

Items in the Daily World News Digest are summaries of published reports relevant to the issue of missing persons, compiled by ICMP staff. These items do not necessarily reflect the position of ICMP.