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# Mass Graves

Last year
EU calls for war crimes tribunal over mass graves found in Ukraine
Ukrainian authorities have found around 450 graves outside the formerly Russian-occupied city of Izyum, with most of the exhumed bodies showing signs of torture.
Ukrainian official says 99% of bodies exhumed in Izyum have 'signs of violent death'
President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said some of the remains exhumed included children and people who were likely tortured before dying.
Spain moves ahead with bill to honour victims of Franco dictatorship
Hundreds of thousands of people were killed during the Spanish Civil War or “disappeared” during Franco’s regime.
All time
'Today is about Tuam': Catherine Corless commends Zappone for appointing experts to investigate burial site
We need a “comprehensive understanding into the truth of what happened in our country,” Zappone said.
Second excavation gets underway into alleged mass grave at Mother and Baby home
It is alleged that 800 babies are buried at the site of the Mother and Baby Home in Galway.
Syrian rebels accused of 'executing 21 civilians' in Aleppo
The bodies, according to Syrian state news, were discovered in a rebel-held prison.
Anonymous tip leads Mexico police to 32 bodies and 4 human heads in mass graves
Drug cartels have been burying their victims in hidden graves across the country for years.
Iraq forces find mass grave in area recaptured from ISIS
Bodies were buried amongst rubbish in shallow graves.
'I don't know if my child's been buried' - Images show possible mass graves after Burundi killings
The mother of a 15-year-old boy who was shot in the head as he ran to take refuge has no idea where the boy’s body is.
Mass graves containing hundreds of soldiers found in Iraqi city
Forensic teams are examining the remains.
Identifying victims of Argentina's 'Dirty War'
This month marks 30 years since the end of the bloody dictatorship – but thousands are still missing.
Syria: Dozens of bodies filmed as opposing sides blame each other for massacre
Footage posted online but not independently verified purports to show rows of bodies lined up at a graveyard and sprawled on Syrian streets.
Thousands of bodies buried in unmarked graves in Kashmir
The state commission has called for a thorough and independent investigation which will help identify bodies found at 38 sites in northern Kashmir.
Syria denies anti-regime protesters were buried in mass graves
Syrian protesters have claimed that more than 20 bodies were removed from one grave and over 40 others were found in nearby fields – allegations the government insists are “completely untrue”.
Mass grave of anti-regime protesters found in Syria, local residents say
Up to 40 bodies including women and children were discovered on farmland in the wake of a crackdown on anti-government protests, according to human rights groups.
Iran digs mass graves for US troops
Iran reacts angrily to reports of a US “contingency plan” to attack the country.