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The Disappearance of Juliet Poyntz, a Former Soviet Spy

Juliet Stuart Poyntz was an American activist who had been involved in left-wing circles since her early 20s. Initially, Poyntz was a moderate socialist who fought for labor rights and women’s’ suffrage, but she eventually moved further left and joined the Communist Party USA.  661 more words


Giulio Regeni's murder throws spotlight on fate of Egypt's disappeared

The issue of enforced disappearances in Egypt hit the global headlines in February, with the discovery of the body of missing Italian doctoral student Giulio Regeni, who vanished in Cairo on 25 January. 387 more words


Prosecution reveals new details in teen girl's murder, allegedly by two Virginia Tech students

On Thursday, Montgomery County Commonwealth’s Attorney Mary Pettitt convinced Judge Robert Viars Junior that nineteen-year-old Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers should be held without bail as Keepers stood to face the charges against her that she was an accessory to the January 27 kidnapping and first-degree murder of thirteen-year-old seventh grader Nicole Lovell, allegedly helping load the body into eighteen-year-old Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer’s Lexus after he allegedly committed the crime; Pettitt, without guessing at a motive or detailing the killing itself, told Judge Viars the two suspects decided together in a fast food restaurant that Eisenhauer would cut Lovell’s throat before purchasing cleaning supplies as well as shovels at two separate Wal-Marts and arranging a meeting online the morning of the murder, with messages on the victim’s phone leading investigators to both students. 198 more words


Lord Lucan disappearance theories published today

Rachael Burnett published in The Irish Examiner on Thursday a number of theories concerning the November 7, 1974 disappearance of the seventh earl of Lucan after the bludgeoned body of Sandra Rivett, his three children’s nanny, was found at the family home in central London, the case still unsolved by detectives and historians. 288 more words


The Disappearance of Yukari Yokoyama, a Little Girl Abducted from a Pachinko Parlor

Pachinko is a pinball-like arcade game that’s been popular in Japan since the early 1950s. Like pinball, you try to shoot little balls into one of the holes in the machine. 924 more words


Without a Trace:  The Security Council Examines a Trauma that Lingers, Dr. Robert Zuber

Missing things, missing people is a part of life for all of us.   Our popular music is punctuated with the emotional residue from our empty spaces – especially from loves gained and then lost. 1,244 more words

Disappearances, Forced Confessions: China Targets Dissent

Human-rights lawyers to billionaire businessmen to book publishers have been among those detained in the last six months in China.

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