Daily World News Digest 12 November 2019

Four migrants missing in the Danube

Four migrants have gone missing from a boat in the Danube River after attempting to cross into Croatia, Ansamed reports. The incident took place near Apatin, on the Danube in northern Serbia, where a stretch of the river marks the border with Croatia. Police and teams of divers are at the scene conducting searches for the missing migrants. https://bit.ly/2Q9gOq7

US: gathering DNA from detained migrants

The Hill news portal from Washington DC has published an opinion piece examining the constitutional implications of a proposal to gather DNA from all migrants detained while trying to enter the United States. The article argues that enacting a proposal that has been advanced by the US Department of Justice “presumes that all migrants are or will be criminals, rather than the ‘tired,’ ‘poor,’ and ‘yearning’ families that comprise the majority of Central American migrant families.” https://bit.ly/2NWs0Dy

The Philippines: extrajudicial killings

The BBC reports on the Philippines controversial “war on drugs”. Figures published in June cite 5,526 deaths of “drug personalities” at the hands of law enforcement since the campaign began at the end of 2016, but at least one senior police official has put the number of deaths at 6,700. The UN is looking into extrajudicial killings and the ICC is conducting preliminary investigations into President Rodrigo Duterte for alleged crimes against humanity.  https://bbc.in/2X5huOF

Mexico: more human remains discovered in Jalisco

Forensic experts have so far confirmed that five men and one woman are among the victims buried in a clandestine grave in Tlajomulco de Zúñiga, in the state of Jalisco, El Heraldo reports. Eight bags with human remains have been discovered at the grave following an earlier discovery of 15 bags at the same location (original in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2Q32Equ


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.