The two boys, aged 12 and 13, had fled Afghanistan without their families and survived the journey to Europe, travelling by themselves across Iran, Turkey and Bulgaria, before arriving in Serbia. There they tried to cross the border into Hungary, but were turned back by border guards and sent to an asylum centre in Belgrade. For two months they made several more unsuccessful attempts to cross the border, hoping to get to Germany. One day, they left the asylum centre and never returned, joining thousands of migrant children making their way on their own in a foreign land.
Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Ravina Shamdasani
Date: 25 April 2017
Subject: (1) South Sudan, (2) Maldives
(1) South Sudan
Torture of detainees in Afghanistan persists – UN report
GENEVA/KABUL (24 April 2017) Conflict-related detainees in Afghanistan continue to face torture and ill-treatment, a UN report released today has found. The report also says that the Afghan Government has committed to fully eliminating the practice.
GENEVE (19 avril 2017) Des enquêteurs des Nations Unies en République démocratique du Congo confirment l’existence d’au moins 17 nouvelles fosses communes dans la province du Kasaï Central, qui est le théâtre d’affrontements entre militaires et combattants d’une milice locale connue sous le nom de Kamuina Nsapu. Cela porte à 40 le nombre total de fosses communes documentées par les Nations Unies dans les provinces du Kasaï Central et du Kasaï Oriental depuis août 2016.
GENEVA (19 April 2017) – UN investigators in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have confirmed the existence of at least 17 further mass graves in Kasai Central Province, which has been the scene of clashes between soldiers and members of a local militia known as Kamuina Nsapu. This brings to 40 the number of mass graves documented by the UN in Kasai Central and Kasai Oriental Provinces since August 2016.