Daily World News Digest, 27 November 2017

Extrajudicial killings after liberation of Mosul

The Guardian tells the story of the final days of the battle for Mosul, and a new wave of savagery that was unleashed at its conclusion. According to the testimony of Iraqi soldiers, extrajudicial killings were commonplace. http://bit.ly/2A7XVM2

New mass grave of Yezidi victims found in Iraq

A mass grave containing remains of 98 Yezidi victims has been found in Nineveh province in northern Iraq. Brig. Gen. Mohamed al-Shemari, of the Iraqi army said troops discovered the mass grave in the town of Baaj, west of Mosul. Tens of victims, executed by Dae’sh members, have been found there, he said. http://bit.ly/2zJ8G8D

Journalists being “disappeared” in Myanmar

Reporters working in Myanmar’s Rakhine state to document atrocities against Rohingya have gone missing, raising fears that they have been deliberately targeted by the military. Young Rohingya volunteers had been secretly reporting in Myanmar since 2012. Human rights groups claim the Myanmar military have killed and abducted many of the reporters, as a result of which there is now very little reporting on what is happening in Rakhine. http://bit.ly/2Aat95u

Bangladesh PM: “forced disappearances take place in the UK and the US”

Bangladesh’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has claimed that forced disappearances, allegedly perpetrated by security forces in her own country, also occur in the UK and the US. She said “275,000 British citizens disappeared” in the UK each year. Her comments come amid recent warnings by human rights groups and the UN of a growing number of secret, allegedly state-sanctioned, abductions in Bangladesh. The south Asia director for Human Rights Watch said the prime minister was conflating forced disappearances with missing persons. http://bit.ly/2A95Mcd

At least four more victims found in mass grave in eastern Bosnia

Four incomplete bodies have been exhumed at Jelenik-Jelovačka česma in Vlasenica Municipality in eastern Bosnia, according to the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina. The search for bodies will continue. http://bit.ly/2k3Rfsw

Items in 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