It's been one year last February since my friend's brother disappeared. He was abducted by heavily-armed men in front of their house and he has never been seen again.
There were people who saw what happened but to date, not a single witness has stepped forward to make a statement despite the family's repeated pleas. My friend said some people even told them to think again before pursuing what limited investigation they're doing as this might just endanger them.
A human being has gone missing. A sister lost a brother, a mother lost a son, a wife lost a husband, and a son lost a father.
Sometimes it's hard to imagine the grief and loss of people when you think about it as statistics and numbers. People disappear, people die, bad things happen. Until it happens to someone you know.