Daily World News Digest, 28 August 2018

UN releases report on Myanmar

The UN Human Rights Council has released a summary report detailing crimes against humanity committed in the Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states in Myanmar, which include enforced disappearance of Rohingya and other religious and ethnic minorities. The report qualified the persecution and murder of ethnic minorities as a genocide. https://bit.ly/2LzOiYJ

Malaysia: inquiry into activist’s disappearance

Free Malaysia Today reports on testimony given by a former inspector-general of police to the public inquiry into the disappearance of activist Amri Che Mat, who went missing in November 2016. His wife previously stated that five vehicles blocked Amri’s car before he was abducted from an area near his home in the northern state of Perlis. https://bit.ly/2wsTvMm

Turkey: demonstration to commemorate the missing shut down by police

Voice of America reports that police in Istanbul have stopped a vigil organized by the Saturday Mothers, a group protesting forced disappearances and political murders of their loved ones during the 1980s and 1990s. The event would have marked the 700th time the group has met to protest the disappearances. https://bit.ly/2MTWMP8

HRW urges OAS to intervene in Nicaragua

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on the Organization of American States (OAS) Working Group on Nicaragua to prioritize the prevention of enforced disappearance and arbitrary detention of anti-Sandinista protestors. https://bit.ly/2oemFLv

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.