MOURNING THE DISAPPEARED - Editor's Picks 18 Nov 2012

Collection with 4 media items created by Editor's Picks

18 Nov 2012 00:00

On Saturday, November 17, a Lebanese Human Rights organization gathered families for a march from Beirut National Museum to Downtown Beirut in memory of the approximately 17,000 disappeared persons missing since the Lebanese civil war 30 years ago. Women sadly displayed photos of their disappeared loved ones, wishing to know whether their loved ones are still alive, or if not, if their remains can be returned for a family burial

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The Sorrow Of Losing
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

There are several thousand people who were missing and forcibly disappeared in Lebanon. The great majority of them went missing during the Lebanese war (1975-1990) at the hands of Lebanese militias, as well as local and foreign armed groups.

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Hold Him Tight
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

A woman holding a picture with tears in her eyes.

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A Day Of Hope
Downtown, Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

She asks the government to find her husband saying, "Even if he's dead, give him to me, I want to bury him with my own hands."

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Massive Grave
Horsh Beirut, Lebanon
By Roï
17 Nov 2012

Over 17,000 people disappeared during the 1975-90 Lebanese Civil War. To date, the families of the disappeared continue to struggle for their right to know what happened to those who were taken from them, if they are still alive and, if it turns out that they have died, whether they can recover their remains.

PICTURED: A woman holding her husband's photo in the cemetery.