Daily World News Digest 7 November 2019

El Salvador: Human remains exhumed

The remains of 11 persons who were killed in the 1981 El Mozote massacre at the beginning of the civil war in El Salvador have been exhumed by an international forensic team, AFP reports. The remains are believed to include those of five children, one of them an infant, killed when soldiers threw a hand grenade into a cave where people were hiding. The latest evidence will be used in a case against soldiers accused of being involved in the massacre. https://bit.ly/2NOSqaw

Amnesty urges states to condemn human rights violations in Iran

Amnesty International has urged the international community to denounce widespread human rights violations in Iran, including enforced disappearances and extrajudicial killings. It says that in the last 30 years “thousands of political dissidents and activists have become victims of such crimes.” https://bit.ly/2Nnopj1

Nigeria: investigation of alleged extra-judicial killings by customs officers

After Nigerian customs officers allegedly shot and killed a student in Ogun state, the Nigerian senate has begun an investigation, Punch Nigeria reports. It quotes a Senate spokesperson as saying that “while many of the actions and excesses of the men of Nigeria Customs Service, including the recent killings were not only breaches, they are offences against the state; sadly, there’s yet any report of any of the men or officers involved being reprimanded or brought to book.” https://bit.ly/2pSJ3hQ

Canary Islands: migrants missing

Following the sinking of a migrant boat off the Canary Islands, five bodies have been found and more are being searched for, the Daily Mirror reports. Emergency services are looking for the missing migrants by air, land and sea. https://bit.ly/34ApCJB

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.