Northern Ireland

Lyric Theatre event to remember the Disappeared

The Disappeared - people who were murdered and secretly buried by the IRA - are to be commemorated at an event in Belfast later.

The victims' group, Wave, has organised an event at the Lyric Theatre to mark International Disappeared Day.

Nine bodies have been recovered in searches to date, but seven of the Disappeared remain missing.

A patron of Wave, actor Jimmy Nesbitt, is due to join victims' families at the commemoration event.

Seven white chairs will be placed outside the theatre as an installation to represent the seven missing men.

Thursday also marks the 13th anniversary of the founding of the Independent Commission for the Location of Victims' Remains (ICLVR).

The ICLVR was established in 1999 by an intergovernmental treaty involving the British and Irish governments.

The aim was to find a way to gather confidential information which would help to find the bodies.

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