Daily World News Digest, 9 October 2018

Finding the missing in the Western Balkans

B92 reports that Veran Matic, Special Envoy of the President of Serbia on Issues of Missing Persons, has told a conference in Sarajevo that finding the missing must be made a political priority. Matic called for “a responsible relationship” between Croatia and Serbia in order to account for those who are still missing, and highlighted the need for a unified regional list of missing persons. https://bit.ly/2IKYhuh

Kenya: online platform to address enforced disappearances

Amnesty International and the Independent Medico-Legal Unit (IMLU) in Kenya have formed an online platform dubbed “Missing Voices” to document and report extra-judicial killings and enforced disappearances, All Africa reports. https://bit.ly/2RCq7x2

Interpol president in China

Almost two weeks after Interpol President Meng Hongwei, who is also China’s vice-minister for public security, vanished on a trip to China, Beijing authorities have confirmed his detention, stating that he is being investigated for corruption, Human Rights Watch reports. http://bit.ly/2Ppebgu

Russians use Nazi photos to locate Stalin’s mass graves

A mass grave in the Kommunarka district in southwestern Moscow was located using a German bomber pilot’s photograph, The Telegraph reports. The grave was one of three killing fields in the city used by Stalin’s secret police in the 1930s. No serious archaeological work has been done before in Kommunarka, said Roman Romanov, director of Moscow’s Gulag History Museum, who co-led the investigation. https://bit.ly/2yoohqG

Migrants and refugees describe “another way home”

A new photo show, Another Way Home, curated by the Open Society Foundations has opened in New York City, NPR reports. The exhibit is part of the annual Moving Walls series dedicated to social justice: this year, the topic is migration. The Foundation received more than 400 submissions and chose 13 photographers, artists and storytellers. Many of the winners are immigrants, migrants or refugees. https://n.pr/2C32Ajw

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.