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Five things you should know about disappearances

Headline Title:  Five things you should know about disappearances 30 August 2013 Every year in dozens of countries around the world, thousands of men, women and children are detained by state authorities for no reason, never to be seen again. They are the “disappeared”. In 2012 alone, Amnesty International documented such cases in 31 countries. Here are five facts you should know on International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, 30 August.Since the beginning of the uprising that led to armed conflict in Syria two years ago, there’s again been a dramatic increase in the…

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