Daily World News Digest, 6 April 2018

Kenya: police officer jailed for 15 Years for extrajudicial killing

A Kenyan court has sentenced a police officer to 15 years in prison after he was found guilty of killing a man in 2013 he suspected of stealing a mobile phone. Kenyan police face frequent accusations of brutality and extrajudicial killings, but officers are rarely charged and almost never convicted. The sentence, which Musila’s lawyer Cliff Ombeta told Reuters he would appeal, marks only the second time a policeman has been convicted and jailed as the result of an independent police watchdog investigation. https://yhoo.it/2EoZGD7

Pakistan: growing protests against extrajudicial killings

Farhatullah Babar, a member of the Pakistan People’s Party, said on Thursday that protests in Pakistan are becoming louder against “extrajudicial killings, mysterious disappearances of citizens with impunity and internment centers in tribal areas”. He urged the authorities to publish the report of the 2012 visit to Pakistan of the UN Working Group on Enforced Disappearances as well as the report of the first Commission on Enforced Disappearances. https://bit.ly/2Jm5JMs

Greece: flow of migrants/refugees increasing

There has been a large increase in the number of migrants and refugees reaching the Aegean island of Chios in the last 48 hours, following a three-month period of no migrant arrivals on the island. A total of 532 migrants and refugees reached the northern Aegean islands in the last four days, while from 1 January to 31 March there were a total of 284 arrivals. https://bit.ly/2Jpxu6L

Azerbaijan journalist released

Azerbaijan’s supreme court has partially reversed the conviction of a journalist, Aziz Orujov, and released him on a suspended three-year sentence. At least ten other journalists are still in detention in Azerbaijani jails, according to Human Rights Watch. Orujov is director of Kanal 13, an online station that produces programs on social and economic issues and is often critical of the authorities. https://bit.ly/2H3ordH

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.