State-sponsored disappearance plays into the most primal of human fears – to vanish without a trace. The modern era started with Chile’s US-backed coup on September 11 1973
To move towards justice and peace, Kenya must disband all police units implicated in unlawful violence and punish criminal officers.
Traveling death squads. Sadistic torture techniques. Stolen babies. The US helped it all happen by aiding Argentina’s military regime in the 1970s, according to newly declassified documents.
In an age of increased scrutiny, violent and repressive states are turning to subtler methods of removing dissidents and opponents.