Daily World News Digest, 18 April 2019

Malaysian government examines flawed mass graves investigation

The Malaysian government has begun an inquiry into the discovery and investigation of 139 mass graves and more than 12 human trafficking camps in the country in 2015. Several human rights groups claimed that one of the camps was destroyed a day after it was discovered, which hindered police investigations, Channel News Asia reports. A panel will examine the allegations that authorities mishandled the investigation. https://bit.ly/2GiF8PK

Mexico: clandestine grave found in Veracruz

According to El Universal, a clandestine grave has been found in a rural property in the center of Veracruz, in eastern Mexico. The paper says the location of 36 possible human remains has been confirmed, and exhumations will begin in the coming days (Original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2Gopcvv

Gambia: exhumations undertaken at mass grave from 1994 coup

The Journal du Cameroun reports that a team of forensic experts of the Gambia police, in collaboration with the country’s Truth & Reconciliation and Reparations Commissions, has uncovered a mass grave at a military barracks believed to be connected to victims of a foiled coup in November 1994. The grave, in Yundum Barracks, near the capital, Banjul, contains the remains of seven soldiers. Two more mass graves will be unearthed in the coming weeks. https://bit.ly/2IKMYnU

Amnesty: former Sudan President “must be tried at ICC”

Amnesty International has issued a statement calling for former Sudanese President Omar Al-Bashir to be handed over to the International Criminal Court (ICC), which has issued two arrest warrants for Al-Bashir on the basis that there are reasonable grounds to believe that, along with war crimes and crimes against humanity including murder, extermination and rape, he has committed genocide against the Fur, Massalit and Zaghawa ethnic groups. http://bit.ly/2VYfsi9

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.