International Day of the Disappeared, Aug 30
On 21 December, 2010 the United Nations General Assembly in resolution 65/209 decided to declare August 30th as the “International Day of the Disappeared”.
Enforced disappearance is often used as a strategy to install terror into citizens. The feeling of insecurity generated by this practice is not limited to the close relatives of the disappeared, but it affects their community and the whole society.
Enforced disappearance has become a global problem that concerns not only a particular region of the world. Enforced disappearances, which were largely the product of military dictatorships in their day, can today be perpetrated in complex situations of internal conflict, especially as a means of political repression of opponents.
The date was established in 1983 by the Latin American Federation of Relatives of the Disappeared to draw attention to the fate of those imprisoned in places where poverty is, which is unknown to their relatives and / or legal representatives.
In the country they have registered several cases of missing persons that have not yet been resolved yet, and their families don’t know the whereabouts of these people, including children and adults.
Source: Detras del Rumor
Aug 30, 2016
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