Daily World News Digest, 2 April 2019

Spanish Civil War unidentified victims reburied after 80 years

The Associated Press reports that the remains of 46 unidentified victims of the Spanish Civil War have been reburied in the city of Pamplona, Spain. Those buried on Monday had been exhumed from mass graves by relatives’ associations with local governments’ funding. DNA tests are still inconclusive. Spain’s Socialist government has promised a national plan to carry out exhumations if they stay in power in an election later this month. https://bit.ly/2I7zQcb

Mexico: Jalisco state authorities discuss legislation on missing persons

Members of congress in the state of Jalisco in western Mexico will this week discuss legislation designed to establish institutional mechanisms to address the issue of missing persons and enforced disappearances in the state, where more than 6,000 people have been reported missing (original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2CPczZs

More than 1,000 refugee children vanish from Dutch centers in five years

A full investigation has been called for after it emerged that more than 1,000 refugee children, mostly teenagers, disappeared from protected refugee centers in the Netherlands between 2013 and 2017, DutchNews reports. https://bit.ly/2WAfBrC

Nazi-era Mass grave discovered at construction site in Belarus

A mass grave with the remains of more than 1,000 Jews has been discovered on a luxury apartment block construction site in Belarus. Belarusian special army soldiers have so far exhumed and examined the remains of more than 1,000 bodies, BBC News reports. https://bbc.in/2CSOAs9


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.