Daily World News Digest, 23 May 2018

Philippines’ president Rodrigo Duterte threatens drug suspects publicly

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has told drug suspects to look for a way to get arrested and stay in jail if they want to live longer. In a televised speech on Tuesday, Mr Duterte failed to identify specific targets, but referred to people who grew rich through the illegal drugs trade. It was the latest threat in the President’s anti-drugs crackdown, which has seen more than 4,000, mostly poor drug suspects, killed in clashes with police. https://ind.pn/2GGESIB

Amnesty: Rohingya insurgents “carried out massacre of Hindus in Myanmar”

Amnesty International has investigated the alleged killings of minority Hindus on 25 August last year and concluded that Myanmar’s army was not the only group that killed civilians in the country. Rohingya insurgents carried out at least one brutal massacre in Rakhine state, the organization says. The Rohingya are an ethnic group, the majority of whom are Muslim, who have lived for centuries in the mainly Buddhist country, alongside minority Hindus. https://bit.ly/2IGID2l

Rally against enforced disappearances in Pakistan

The Business Standard from India reports that students in Islamabad, Pakistan, have held a rally in support of political activists from Sindh province who have become victims of enforced disappearance. The students condemn what they described as state-sponsored terrorism while demanding the release of missing Sindhi political activists. Since 2010, there have been more than 1,200 cases of enforced disappearance in Sindh, the paper says. Around 160 people have disappeared since February last year. https://bit.ly/2KLP3Of

Bones from ancient battle discovered in Denmark

Archaeologists made a gruesome discovery when they unearthed an ancient burial site filled with thousands of bones — later identified as victims of a battle fought 2,000 years ago in northern Europe between “barbarian” Germanic tribes. The mass grave, located in Jutland, Denmark “provides the earliest direct archaeological evidence of large-scale conflict among the Germanic populations,” a new study in the “Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences” explained. https://fxn.ws/2IZYXP1

 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.