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Day of the Disappeared: South Asia’s Torturous Wait For the Missing

By Nita Bhalla and Gopal Sharma NEW DELHI/KATHMANDU, Sept 1  – Shova Bhatta vividly remembers the morning 16 years ago, when five men came to her grocery shop on the outskirts of the Nepali capital and took her husband Shyam. “They asked him to accompany them and promised that he would be back after answering

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Lebanon: The Disappeared

When people go missing without a trace during civil wars, life stands still for their families By Mostapha Raad The mothers of those who disappeared during the Lebanese Civil War, which extended over 15 years from 1975 till 1990, have never stopped searching for their loved ones even after some 41 years have passed since

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