Daily World News Digest, 19 March 2019

Rwanda: mass burial of genocide victims

Remains of more than 62,000 victims of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide recovered from areas around Kabuga in Rwanda’s Eastern Province last year, will be laid to rest later this month at Nyanza Genocide Memorial, The New Times from Rwanda reports. http://bit.ly/2HDnwAe

Egypt urged to determine missing politician’s whereabouts

Human Rights Watch has urged the Egyptian authorities to “exert serious efforts to find and reveal the whereabouts of Mostafa al-Nagar”, a former parliament member who has been missing for nearly five months. HRW says that although the government has denied any role in arresting al-Nagar, “family members and lawyer claim that authorities have not meaningfully investigated his case.” http://bit.ly/2W7KRyb

Hundreds dead and thousands missing as cyclone hits southeast Africa

With hundreds of people confirmed dead and thousands others missing or displaced after a devastating cyclone hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and parts of Malawi between 14 and 16 March, Amnesty International has called on foreign governments, including regional leaders, to ramp up efforts and resources available for rescue efforts. http://bit.ly/2TcNtsE

Chechnya: rights activist who exposed extrajudicial killings jailed

A court in Chechnya has sentenced a prominent rights activist to four years in prison on drug charges widely seen as an effort by the authorities to stifle a critical voice, the Associated Press reports. Activist Oyub Titiyev is a rare critic of the Chechen government exposing extrajudicial killings, kidnappings and torture perpetrated by security forces in Chechnya. http://bit.ly/2Y6n5Va

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.