Egypt is also party to several international conventions prohibiting many practices that are integral parts of defining forced disappearances
, such as prolonged detention without being charged and failure by security forces to inform close relatives of the whereabouts of their family member.
According to the NGOs, there were at least 215 cases of forced disappearance
across the country in August and September.
Under the Egyptian Commission for Rights and Freedoms, the Stop Forced Disappearances
campaign was launched on 30 August, which marksthe International Day forthe Victims of Enforced Disappearances.
1, 1993), said no progress has been made on the issue of forced disappearances
Attar said that the head of the international panel provided important information showing the extent of deteriorating situation of human rights in Syria which pointed to crimes against humanity committed by the Syrian regime forces against the Syrian people, including killing, torture, indecent assault, forced disappearance
and other inhumane acts.
Ramirez and Lancerio were given a 62-year prison sentence for abuse of authority, illegal detention, kidnapping, and forced disappearance
raises issues of permitting "whipping as a punishment for adultery, indefinite arrests, abuse of emigrants and refugees as well as the forced disappearance
According to a People's Union of Democratic Rights (PUDR) press statement, the sufferings of more than 8,000 families could end after the probe into the forced disappearance
of the Kashmiris.
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.
Stressing that there were neither cases of forced disappearance
nor political assassinations in Morocco, the document commended the enactment in March 2006 of an anti-torture law and of measures to enhance detention conditions in prisons.
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.
Alleged crimes include murder, inhumane acts and forced disappearance
The goal of the Convention is to prevent, punish, and eradicate the forced disappearance
of persons in the Americas.
According to the El Nadeem Centre for Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence, last month alone witnessed the death of 13 citizens in detention centers, while another 42 cases of prison torture were reported, as well as the forced disappearance
of 40 persons.