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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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Talking to BBC, Mustafa Nawaz Khokhar, advisor to Prime Minister on human rights said only complaints have been filed with the commission and it has yet to investigate if the allegations leveled therein about forced disappearance were correct or otherwise.
Freedom for the Brave has campaigned against and documented cases of forced disappearances, and previously reported on 163 cases occurring in the two-moth period of April and May this year, including 6 April members and other activists.
Moreover, lawmakers also discussed ways for averting incidents of forced disappearances of people as well as ensuring functioning of law enforcing agencies within the ambit of their prescribed legal parameters.
Following months of cases circulating on social media and press, a local Egyptian NGO claims to have recorded 1,250 cases of forced disappearances in the first eight months of 2015, of individuals who have later resurfaced after a period of detention.
The report further states that those subjected to forced disappearances were either detained in unofficial detention facilities and prisons like Al-Azouly military prison, or in state security headquarters, based on the testimonies of the victims.
Fujimori, 64, has been indicted for abandonment of office and dereliction of duty, homicide and forced disappearance in allegedly sanctioning the two massacres, diverting $15 million in defense funds to alleged spy chief Vladimiro Montesinos in September 2000 for his ''work'' as a close aide, and paying bribes from public coffers to current and former lawmakers to secure a congressional majority when he sought his third term in 2000.
I would like to commend the use of inherent powers of the Supreme Court in recent cases related to gross human rights violations, for instance in the case of forced disappearance referred to as 'missing persons' in Balochistan," she stated.
AaAa In the final communiquE[umlaut], the participants recommended an investigation into cases of forced disappearance of Moroccans and foreigners in the camps of Tindouf.
The other charges are abandonment of office and dereliction of duty, homicide and forced disappearance in allegedly sanctioning two massacres by a paramilitary death squad in the early 1990s, and diverting $15 million in defense funds to Montesinos in September 2000 for his ''work'' as a close aide.
Prominent human rights NGOs launched a week-long campaign on Tuesday in solidarity with forced disappearance victims and their families.
27 to decide whether or not to charge Fujimori with crimes such as murder and forced disappearance in association with the killings.
The forced disappearance cases included 11 children, nine seniors, 15 men and 34 youths, according to the report.