Daily World News Digest, 31 May 2019

Venezuela: migrants disappear after shipwreck

The Trinidad and Tobago Guardian reports that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) and the UN have expressed concern over the disappearance of Venezuelan migrants who were trying to reach Trinidad and Tobago. The IACHR has called for a search and rescue mission, noting that the two countries must undertake an investigation to locate and identify the missing. https://bit.ly/2EWjRM3

Kenya: extrajudicial killings and forced disappearances

The Star newspaper from Kenya reports that there have been 47 extrajudicial killings and 18 forced disappearances in the country’s coastal province of Kwale, noting that investigations into these cases have not been successful. https://bit.ly/2W26oYL

Zimbabwe: 7 detained after rights meeting

Human Rights Watch reports that Zimbabwe state security agents have arrested seven members of Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights at the Robert Mugabe International Airport in Harare. The activists were returning from a workshop in the Maldives hosted by the Center for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies. They have been charged with subversion. The authorities in Zimbabwe have been urged to end arbitrary arrests. https://bit.ly/2WxsmHo

Hungary: 21 people still missing after tour boat sinks

Seven people are confirmed dead and seven others have been rescued, with 21 people still missing after a vessel carrying South Korean tourists collided with a large cruise ship and sank on the Danube, Associated Press reported. The incident occurred on Wednesday near the Hungarian Parliament in Budapest. https://wapo.st/2Kcs9ml


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.