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exhumation

(ĕks″hū-mā′shŭn) [L. ex, out, + humus, earth]
Removal of a dead body from the grave after it has been buried.
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The reason for exhumations was suspected foul play by the relatives in the death of the deceased in most cases.
It gives arguments and reflections about the emergence of modern technologies in the identification of the dead, ethical perspectives in dealing with commingled human remains in mass graves, and how families cope with the exhumations. It differs from similar volumes in that the authors reflect on the motives and interests of those who performed the exhumations.
A Neath Port Talbot Council spokesman said: "We confirm that an exhumation took place at Cymmer cemetery at the request of a family."
The Stardust Victims' Committee said all five families will sign consent forms provided by Fingal County Council to allow the exhumation.
Exhumations are not only a process for gathering evidence by forensic anthropologists and archaeologists.
Special authorisation, known as a faculty, also had to be given by the Bishop of Durham because the exhumation was to be carried out in consecrated grounds.
Durham coroner Andrew Tweddle granted warrants for the exhumation.
Gradually, fear is subsiding, and horrible truths are being recorded: In February, GAM leader Mario Polanco released a list of 125 specific sites, demanding exhumations.
After the exhumation, the remains were transported to the Commemorative Center in Tuzla for the purpose of judicial-medical and criminal-technical processing and taking bone samples for DNA analysis to determine the exact identity of exhumed remains.
Exhumations would begin in the coming weeks, he added.
The exhumations earlier this month were performed in cemeteries at South Church, near Bishop Auckland, and in Newton Aycliffe.