Daily World News Digest 4 November 2019

Northern Ireland: appeal to find missing persons from 1970s

A fresh appeal to find the last three of 16 victims who were killed and secretly buried by republicans in Northern Ireland in the 1970s has been made during the annual silent walk by families of the victims, the BBC reports. https://bbc.in/2PNBUKn

Syrian NGO records human rights violations in October

Cases of arbitrary arrest and enforced disappearance of civilians are documented in the October monthly report of the Syrian Network for Human Rights, which lists 171 civilian deaths, including 28 children and 18 women, as well as two media workers, at the hands of the main perpetrator parties. The report documents at least 183 cases of arbitrary arrests, including six children and five women. https://bit.ly/2CdUZ08

Extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in Bangladesh

Amnesty International reports that 466 persons were killed in suspected extrajudicial executions In Bangladesh in 2018 following enforced disappearances. https://bit.ly/2WFkv89

Colombia to share experience on accounting for the missing

La FM news channel from Colombia reports that the National Institute for Legal Medicine intends to share its experience in accounting for missing persons with other countries that have expressed an interest. These include Mexico, Guatemala and El Salvador, where institutions have indicated a willingness to learn about techniques being applied in the effort to account for those who are missing (original article in Spanish). https://bit.ly/2qlK6qs

Identifying remains found in a mass grave on Mexico-US border

Forensics lab workers have completed 18 autopsies from 42 bodies found in a mass grave near Puerto Peñasco on the Mexico-US border more than a week ago, AZ Central from Arizona reports. One of the bodies has been identified and returned to the family, according to the Sonora Attorney General’s Office, which asked families in the area with missing relatives to file a missing persons report and provide blood samples from at least two family members to help with the identification process. http://bit.ly/33eli2v

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.