Daily World News Digest, 30 May 2017

Disappearance of four activists in Pakistan

DNA India reported on Monday that the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed serious concern over the enforced disappearance of four political activists in the southeastern Sindh province. HRCP is particularly concerned over political activists being picked up from different villages in a coordinated manner. http://bit.ly/2ricnfZ

Mass grave of 150 human remains discovered in central Vietnam

A Vietnamese media outlet, VnExpress, reported on Monday that a mass grave containing 150 sets of human remains has been found in the central area of the country. A statement from the forensic biology testing center at the Ministry of Public Security’s Criminal Science Institute said the bone samples dated back more than 150 years. The remains probably belong to anti-French insurgents from the 19th century. Samples have been sent for DNA testing. http://bit.ly/2r6CLJv

G7 summit offers little help to Italy on issue of migrants and refugees

TRT, Turkey’s national broadcaster, carried a story on Monday suggesting that the G7 summit in Sicily had not delivered any assistance to Italy in addressing the migration issue. The article suggests that Italian authorities had hoped to persuade other G7 members to open more legal channels for migration and to focus attention on food security. However the plan was rejected as the US, the UK and Japan were unwilling to commit to major new immigration initiatives. http://bit.ly/2rQ44sR

Syrian artist depicts world leaders as desperate migrants

On Monday, CTV News, featured a story about the Syrian artist Abdalla Al Omari who is presenting some of the world’s most powerful leaders as powerless refugees in his painting. The artist is highlighting the plight of his people depicting figures such as Donald Trump, Kim Jong Un, Bashar al Assad and Vladimir Putin as sad, destitute individuals facing the daily struggles of migrant life.  http://bit.ly/2quj1AB

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.