Daily World News Digest, 25 October 2018

South Sudan: enforced disappearances reported

Human Rights Watch has documented attacks on civilians by South Sudanese soldiers near the town of Wau in the northwest of South Sudan. HRW says the attacks have been part of a counterinsurgency operation launched in June and have been accompanied by cases of enforced disappearance. http://bit.ly/2z35LV9

Myanmar: call for accountability

Marzuki Darusman, the Chair of the Independent International Fact-Finding Mission for Myanmar, has urged the UN Security Council to ensure accountability in Myanmar, ReliefWeb reports. He said the Mission has found sufficient information to warrant the prosecution of senior officials of the national armed forces, on charges of genocide. Myanmar has rejected the Mission’s report. http://bit.ly/2O3AYgr

Nigerian Army denies extrajudicial killings

The Nigerian Army has denied allegations of extrajudicial killing of nine persons in the town of Aladja in the Delta Region, the Daily Post from Nigeria reports. http://bit.ly/2JdGFaN

USA: more research need on historical mass grave

Researchers who have used ground-penetrating radar and soil sampling to investigate a suspected burial ground containing victims of an 1887 racial massacre in New Orleans are calling for the site to be studied in greater detail. They believe that any remains buried at the site may be difficult to identify as they will have been subject to microbial decay and other natural processes related to the damp soil. http://bit.ly/2EJ81H8

 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.