United Nations General Assembly A/HRC/WGEID/119/1* Distr.: General 2 December 2019 Original: English Human Rights Council Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances Communications transmitted, cases examined, observations made and other activities conducted by the Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances** 119th session (16–20 September 2019) I. Communications 1. Between its 118th and 119th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 60 cases under its urgent action procedure, to: Bangladesh (2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (1), Cameroon (1), China (2), Egypt (31), Pakistan (9), Rwanda (1), Saudi Arabia (2), Syrian Arab Republic (2), Thailand (1), Turkey (1), Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (6) and Viet Nam (1). 2. At its 119th session, the Working Group decided to transmit 222 newly reported cases of enforced disappearance to nine States: Burundi (37), China (24), Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (34), Egypt (12), Libya (2), Pakistan (35), Sri Lanka (36), Syrian Arab Republic (41) and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (1). 3. The Working Group also clarified 110 cases, in: Bangladesh (1), China (1), Colombia (20), Egypt (55), India (1), Pakistan (16), Saudi Arabia (5), Thailand (4), Turkey (6) and Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of) (1). A total of 87 cases were clarified on the basis of information provided by the Governments and 23 on the basis of information provided by sources. 4. Between its 118th and 119th sessions, the Working Group transmitted 16 communications, either individually or jointly with other special procedure mechanisms: five urgent appeals, to China (3), India (1) and Iran (Islamic Republic of) (1); two prompt intervention letters to Pakistan; seven allegation letters, to China (1), Brazil (1), Cameroon (1), Egypt (2), Tunisia (1) and Paraguay (1); and two “other letters”, to Guatemala (1) and Nepal (1).1 5. On 4 June 2019, the Working Group, together with other special procedure mechanisms, issued a press release condemning attacks on reintegrated former combatants * Reissued for technical reasons on 24 March 2020. ** The annexes to the present document are reproduced as received, in the languages of submission only. 1 Such communications are made public 60 days after their transmission to the State, along with responses received from the Government, if any, and are available from https://spcommreports.ohchr.org/Tmsearch/TMDocuments. GE.19-20664(E) 

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