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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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She said that draft of bill regarding forced disappearances had been sent to the Ministry of Law for vetting and same would be introduced in the House in near future.
The state-sponsored National Council for Human Rights(NCHR) received 227 reports of forced disappearances in the years between 2015 and 2016, member Hafez Abu Seada said in an interview on state TV on Monday.
The case has embroiled President Mauricio Macri's government in a political storm and revived dark memories of the country's years of dictatorship and forced disappearances of opponents.
Dubai: A rights organisation monitoring the Syrian crisis has released damning figures on forced disappearances in the country as the world marked the International Day of Victims of Forced Disappearances on Wednesday.
According to a statement published Wednesday by the department, it was decided to consider forced disappearance a crime against humanity and fixing its sentence according to the terms of the relevant international convention.
The landmark trial of two former military officers who face charges of sexual and domestic slavery and forced disappearances began on Feb.
In the two findings condemning Uruguay, the IACHR has specifically referred to the crime of forced disappearance. The most recent finding said that the imprescriptibility of that type of crime-- something which its ruling show, the Uruguayan SCJ does not accept--is one of the only ways that international society has to not let the most atrocious crimes committed in the past go unpunished, which offends the conscience of all humanity and are transmitted from one generation to the next.
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.N.
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.S.-trained military during the 1980s, reports Reuters (Nov.
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.