Daily World News Digest, 28 June 2018

Pakistan: protest against enforced disappearances enters fourth day

Dawn newspaper reports that scores of families of missing persons protested against the enforced disappearance of their relatives as a hunger strike entered its fourth day on Wednesday. The activists, gathered in Hyderabad, the second-largest city in Sindh Province, are demanding action to recover 41 missing persons from Sindh. https://bit.ly/2tJMVQb

Kosovo: campaigners file 150 criminal complaints

Balkan Insight reports that representatives of the Civil Society Group, which works on collecting evidence of war crimes committed in the municipality of Gjakova/Djakovica during the Kosovo conflict, has filed 150 criminal complaints with the Special Prosecutor’s Office. During the war in Kosovo more than 10,000 ethnic Albanian civilians were killed and about 1,600 victims are still missing, mostly ethnic Albanians but also some Serbs. https://bit.ly/2N5vBhn

Philippines: call for an end to rights violations

Human Rights Watch has called on Philippine National Police Chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde to show commitment to human rights and the rule of law by addressing alleged police involvement in drug war killings and other abuses. HRW is urging the authorities to agree to independent investigations into extrajudicial killings, the Philippines Star reports. https://bit.ly/2KvqPs9

Amnesty International: Myanmar officials “played key role” in Rohingya ethnic cleansing

Amnesty International has identified 13 army officials for their alleged role in crimes against humanity targeting Rohingya. In its report, We Will Destroy Everything: Military Responsibility for Crimes against Humanity in Rakhine State, Myanmar, published on Wednesday, Amnesty calls for an international investigation into the army’s crackdown in Rakhine state, which forced nearly 700,000 Rohingya to flee Rakhine state for neighboring Bangladesh. Al Jazeera reports. https://bit.ly/2KcUXfK

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.