Daily World News Digest, 24 April 2018

Rwanda: four mass graves of genocide victims discovered

Four mass graves holding genocide victims have been discovered in a village near the Rwandan capital of Kigali 24 years after the atrocities. So far, about 200 bodies have been recovered, according to officials. https://bit.ly/2Ho4bUX

UN report criticizes Bangladesh

The UN’s 2017 Human Rights Report on Bangladesh, published on 20 April, finds that the state “has failed to address the most significant issues”, including extrajudicial killings, torture, arbitrary or unlawful detentions and forced disappearances by security forces. Information Minister Hasanul Haq has described the report as “one-sided, unethical, baseless and fictitious”. https://bit.ly/2vG19pI

Ethiopia: “widespread extrajudicial killings”

The social fabric in Ethiopia “has been badly frayed with widespread extrajudicial killings and torture,” as a result of the government’s “war on terror”, according to an opinion piece published by TRTWorld. https://bit.ly/2JlgoGw

Philippines: government fails to address extrajudicial killings

The latest international criticisms of President Rodrigo Duterte’s drug war show that the government’s attempts to deflect condemnation have failed, Human Rights Watch says. It notes that in its global rights report for 2017, the US State Department highlighted the fact that alleged extrajudicial killings linked with the drug war remain a top concern in the Philippines. https://bit.ly/2qUAboH

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.