If someone dies and their body cannot be released for burial for an extended length of time, how are aninut* and aveilut approached?
This question might have some similarities to whether there is aninut on Shabbat and yom tov, as one may not prepare for the funeral during those days.
*Aninut is only applicable during preparations for a funeral. As no preparations for the funeral are possible, it would stand to reason that aninut is not observed until the body is released. However, this seems overly simplistic, as one might still be exempt from mitzvot 'aseh shezman grama