Daily World News Digest 6 November 2019

Searching for missing victims of Mexico’s drug wars

The Guardian reports on clandestine burial sites in Mexico, including more than 500 that have been discovered since President Andrés Manuel López Obrador took power last December. The article follows the family of a victim, who accompany a government forensic team to a possible clandestine grave, on one of the first missions conducted by a newly created state search commission. https://bit.ly/2PQP21m

Bosnia and Herzegovina: human remains exhumed

Radio Sarajevo reports that a set of human remains has been found at Radonjići in Pale Municipality near Sarajevo. Forensic experts from the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) assisted with the excavation, which was led by the Prosecutor’s Office of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Original article in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian). http://bit.ly/2qnwHyr

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents

Malaysian authorities have detained two Cambodian opposition activists while they were waiting to board a flight to Thailand, Al Jazeera reports. Authorities in Malaysia, along with Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand, have been accused by rights groups of detaining and returning critics of neighboring governments, even those with political refugee status with the United Nations. https://bit.ly/33wnCC9

Nigeria: police free 259 from illegal detention

Nigerian police have rescued 259 captives from an illegal detention center in a mosque in Ibadan, in the southwestern state of Oyo, the BBC reports. The owner of the facility and eight others have been arrested, according to local media. This is the latest raid in Nigeria’s crackdown on “rehabilitation schools” for drug addicts, troublesome children and people who have committed petty crimes. https://bbc.in/32hrF3L


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.