Daily World News Digest 25 November 2019

Malaysia: missing activist’s family wait for three years

The Star Online from Malaysia reports on efforts by Norhayati Ariffin to establish the fate of her husband, Amri Che Mat, who disappeared three years ago. In April, the Human Rights Commission of Malaysia (Suhakam) concluded that law enforcement officials were behind the enforced disappearances of Amri and Pastor Raymond Koh. Last week, Norhayati began civil proceedings against the authorities over their conduct during investigations into her husband’s disappearance. http://bit.ly/35vJTjW

Egypt: journalists detained

Egyptian security forces have raided the office of the Mada Masr newspaper and arrested members of staff, a day after one of the paper’s editors, Shady Zalat, was taken from his Cairo home and held in an unknown location, the Independent reports. Egyptian rights activists say they have no contact with the detained journalists. http://bit.ly/33eTaev

Amnesty raises issue of disappearances in western China

Amnesty International has called on China to respond to charges of human rights abuses related to detention camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. Amnesty says there is “ever-mounting evidence” of “systematic persecution of ethnic and religious minorities in China”. http://bit.ly/2OiztOJ

Kosovo: forensic experts to examine suspected mass grave in Pristina

The RTK news channel from Kosovo reports that an operation to assess the location of a suspected mass grave in Pristina, Kosovo’s capital, is expected to begin this week. The assessment will be carried out based on witness testimonies regarding suspicious excavator activity overnight during the war in Kosovo in 1999. https://bit.ly/2qJROLB

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.