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Disappearance

See also Abduction.
Arden, Enoch
missing for many years after being shipwrecked, returns to find his wife remarried. [Br. Poetry: “Enoch Arden”]
Atlantis
submerged legendary island kingdom; never located. [Classical Folklore: Walsh Classical, 37]
Bermuda Triangle
area of mysterious disappearance of ships and planes at sea. [Am. Hist.: The Bermuda Triangle]
Bierce, Ambrose
(1842–1914?) journalist and short story writer; disappeared into Mexico in 1913. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 294]
Crater, Judge
(Joseph Force Crater, 1889–1930?) Judge of N. Y. Supreme Court; vanished August 6, 1930. [Am. Hist.: RHD]
Drood, Edwin
nephew of John Jasper; mysteriously vanishes. [Br. Lit.: Edwin Drood]
Earhart, Amelia
(1897–1937?) aviatrix vanished in 1937 amid speculation and gossip. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 819]
Hoff a, Jimmy
(1913–1975?) Teamsters’ boss kidnapped and presumed dead. [Am. Hist.: Facts (1975), 573]
Louis XVII (1793–1795?) “lost
dauphin”; heir to French kingship imprisoned and probably abducted. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1617]
Mister Keen
tracer of lost persons. [Radio: “Keen” in Sharp, IV, 354]
Prospero’s banquet
vanishes after being shown to the hungry castaways. [Br. Drama: Shakespeare The Tempest]
Roanoke
Carolina settlement that twice vanished, leaving no trace (1587). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 430]
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The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) said that Syrian President Bashar Al Assad's forces were responsible for 90 per cent of the forced disappearances in the country.
Jendoubi also said no case of forced disappearance has recorded in Tunisia since the revolution.
The remaining four of the 18 military officers arrested in January were charged in relation to the forced disappearance of 14-year-old Marco Antonio Molina Theissen.
1, 1993), said no progress has been made on the issue of forced disappearances.
NEW DELHI, June 12 -- An Indian civil rights group on Friday demanded an independent international inquiry into mass graves, forced disappearances and fake encounters by the Indian Army in Indian held Kashmir.
Sudanese rights organisations condemned the arbitrary arrest of the rights activist and expressed concern over the torture of El-Gak and the forced disappearance of Hummaida who is believed to be under torture.
While the Court acknowledges Congress' constitutional power to grant amnesties, it cites articles from the Inter-American Convention on Forced Disappearance of Persons and the U.
President Ricardo Maduro has broken a long official silence and apologized for the deaths and forced disappearance of hundreds of left-wing opponents at the hands of the U.
Nazar Haro, who was in hiding since last December when a judge issued an arrest order, is accused of having participated in 1975 in the forced disappearance of Jesus Piedra Ibarra, who allegedly was a member of a leftist guerrilla organization.
The former Peruvian president, who is living in exile in Japan, is wanted in Peru on charges of murder, dereliction of duty, homicide and forced disappearance by sanctioning massacres by a paramilitary death squad in 1990 and 1991.
ISLAMABAD -- Senate Body on Human Rights on Thursday recommended to establish a new commission on forced disappearance as the earlier one had completed its tenure.
These human rights violation are "systematic," he said, pointing to 1,472 cases of forced disappearance of political activists, and the killing of up to 8,000 people by the militias' random shooting.