Daily World News Digest 13 September 2019

Enforced disappearance in Kashmir

The Guardian carries an interview with Parveena Ahangar, chair of the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons in Indian-administered Kashmir. “Between 8,000 and 10,000 Kashmiris have been victims of enforced disappearance,” she says. “Ours is not a conventional organization of activists but a community of sufferers who share pain, support each other and live with hope that our disappeared children will be returned . . . we are seeking the answer to our questions – Where have you taken our sons? Where are our husbands?” https://bit.ly/2kL6R4T

Mexico: President facilitate Ayotzinapa investigation

At a meeting this week in Mexico City with parents of the 43 students of the Ayotzinapa Teacher Training College who disappeared in 2014, Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to facilitate a more vigorous investigation of the case, beginning with a further meeting between the parents and Attorney General Alejandro Gertz Manero next week (Original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2kGTnXG

Kenya: extrajudicial Killings

Residents of Isiolo in central Kenya have raise the issue of extrajudicial killings allegedly perpetrated by officers from the Kenya Wildlife Service, The Star newspaper reports. More than five families have lost loved ones but have not been able to bury them since their bodies have not been found. http://bit.ly/2kdqUsk

Nigeria: 22,000 missing persons reported in northeast

The International Committee of the Red Cross stated on Thursday that almost 22,000 have been reported missing in northeast Nigeria, according to All Africa. People have disappeared as a result of abductions, detentions or while fleeing attacks. https://bit.ly/2lUfavd

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.