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Krishna Adhikari

Krishna Adhikari On 6 June 2004, Krishna Prasad Adhikari, a resident of Fujel village of Gorkha District, was murdered in Chitwan District by Maoist cadres. Krishna Prasad was visiting his grandparents after having taken the SLC examinations, and he was abducted from Bakullahar Chowk by men who came on a motorcycle ...
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Maina Sunuwar

Maina Sunuwar Around 6 am on February 17, 2004, a group of RNA soldiers arrested Ms Maina Sunuwar, a 15-year-old schoolgirl of Kharelthok VDC-6, Kavre district. She disappeared since her arrest. Her family members, with support from villagers and school where Maina was a student, visited detention centers ...
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Sanjeev Kumar Karna

Sanjeev Kumar Karna Sanjeev Kumar Karna was one among the 11 persons arrested on October 8, 2003. On that fateful day, they had gone to attend a picnic program organized by the students at a place called Kariyachauri VDC-4, and from picnic, they went to Kataiya Chowri Area of Dhanusha district where they ate some food ...
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Arjun Bahadur Lama

Arjun Bahadur Lama, 48 years in age, permanent resident of Chhatrebas VDC -5, Dapcha in Kavre district was abducted by a group of Maoist cadres, three in number, on 29 April 2005 (2062.1.16 BS) from the premises of Sri Krishna Secondary School at Chhatrebas VDC-1 of the district.
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Hari Prasad Bolakhe

Hari Prasad Bolakhe, 35 (while missing) a permanent resident of Phulbari VDC-8, Kavre district, a pastor by profession, had been missing since the arrest December 27, 2003, was reportedly killed by security persons. A team of National Human Rights Commission discovered a human skeleton in a jungle ...
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Sarala Sapkota

Around 11 p.m. on July 15, 2004, a group of 12 armed soldiers arrested Sarala Sapkota at her grandfather’s house. The family, who witnessed the arrest, stated that soldiers gave Sarala no reason for her arrest. After her arrest, Sarala’s family went to Baireni barracks and the DPO ...
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Birendra Shah

On the evening of 5 October 2007, Mr. Birendra Shah, 34, resident of Inruwasira VDC-8, Bara district, a local journalist of Bara district and correspondent of Nepal FM, Avenues Television and Dristi weekly, was abducted by Maoists from Pipara Bazaar in Kalaiya, the district headquarters of Bara ...
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Bishwanath Parajuli, Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang

Three persons namely Bishwonath Parajuli (also called Nagendra Parajuli), Tom Nath Poudel and Dhan Bahadur Tamang of Hasandaha VDC, Morang were shot dead by the security personnel on 28 September 2004. According to the eyewitnesses, other victims and the villagers, about 16 people were arrested ...
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Chot Nath Ghimire and Shekhar Nath Ghimire

Chot Nath Ghimire, a 58-year-old farmer, resident of Ishaneshor VDC-4, Ratamate Majhpokhari of Lamjung district was allegedly arrested by the Joint Security Forces of Joint Security Camp stationed at Bhorlatar VDC, Lamjung district on February 2, 2002 (2058.10.20). The security camp called Mr. ...
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Bhauna Tharu

Bhauna Tharu (Bhauna Chaudhary in the citizenship card), 21 years old male (at the time of the incident; Date of Birthe: 8 September 1978), son of Purna Bahadur Chaudhary, permanent resident of Sujanpur village, Neulapur VDC-4, Bardiya district, and an employee of Rastriya Gobar Gas, Gulariya, ...
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Close Encounters

Stories from the Frontline of Human Rights Work in Nepal

Close Encounters
During Nepal’s armed conflict and its aftermath, human rights violations not only scarred and destroyed the victims but had a devastating effect on the lives of human rights defenders.
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Dharmendra Barai

Dharmendra Barai, 14, son of Hariram Barai and Vidhyawati Barai, a permanent resident of Gonaha VDC-2, Puraini, Rupandehi district was arrested by police at around 12.30 pm on 3 July 2010 [2067/03/19] on a murder case. After the arrest he was taken to Khajuriya Police Post, Gonaha VDC-4, Rupandehi district. He was a 7th grader at Gargatti High School, Gonaha VDC-8, Rupandehi. The family members and local people have claimed that the boy succumbed to death after torture in police custody but police claim that the boy was dead while he was taken to Bhim Hospital, Bhirahawa after he fall unconscious.
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Ujjan Kumar Shrestha

Ujjan Kumar Shrestha was shot to death by Balkrishna Dhungel and his cohorts due to some family feud over charges of pregnancy and inter-caste marriage. On 24 June 1998, he had gone towards Ramechhap to purchase goods when out of the blue appeared Dhungel and his gang. They encircled Shrestha and then Dhungel shot him at the head and later threw his corpse at Likhu River. Later, they even killed Ujjan’s elder brother, Ganesh when he filed an FIR against them. Ganesh’s death was so shocking to his daughter that she committed suicide at a later date.
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Sunil Rajbanshi

Sunil Rajbanshi was a Maoist activist. On 9 January 2004, policeman Dev Narayan Yadav and an unidentified army man chased him all the way in Rajgadh Bazaar. The finally arrested him and started severely torturing him. Sunil could not bear the pain and he tried to run away from there. Both of them then fired at him leaving him wounded. Once after capturing him, they fired eight bullets at him and killed him on the spot at Janata Chowk.
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Man Bahadur Rai

On 20 September 2002, Friday at around 3 pm, four security personnel in civilian dresses asked Man Bahadur Rai, resident of Khudunabari VDC-1, Jhapa, about Amar Rai. Man Bahadur told them that he did not know anything.Those army men in civil dress then asked Man Bahadur to go along with them and took him westwards from his home on foot. They ultimately took him to the barracks of Jabarjang Battalion in Charali. They inflicted severe torture on Man Bahadur and killed him there. They then handed his corpse over to District Police Office, Jhapa. The next day, one policeman in civil dress came to Man Bahadur’s village and gave his family members news about his death. Man Bahadur’s corpse had been put at the morgue in Mechi Zonal Hospital.
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Raju B.K

Extrajudicial killing
Raju B.K was arrested on March 1, 2002 by a group of the then RNA soldiers. On March 4, his family was informed that he had been killed while trying to escape. The family was pressured to cremate the body immediately, and soldiers were also present at the funeral.
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Ganga Gauchan and Pahalbir BK (alias Pahal Singh)

Extrajudicial killings
On July 11, 2004, four soldiers from Khadgadal Barracks beat Ganga Gauchan and Pahalbir BK. According to several witnesses, the soldiers then shot and killed them. Families of the two victims were threatened by members of the army and forced to dispose of the bodies immediately.
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Dilli Prasad Sapkota

Extrajudicial killing (after torture)
A large group of security personnel arrested Dilli Prasad Sapkota on February 8, 2005. According to eyewitnesses, Dilli was tied to a tree, severely tortured, and finally shot dead.
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Dal Bahadur Thapa and Parbati Thapa

Extrajudicial killings
On September 10, 2002, at around 8:40 pm, Dal Bahadur's family was woken up by the sound of the gunshots fired by a large group of security force. The security forces surrounded their house and fired guns persistently at for 15 minutes suspecting that the Maoists were hidden inside the house. By the gunshots, Dal and his wife Parbati Thapa were shot to death. Then, the dead bodies were carried away by them and have not been returned till the date.
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Dhaniram Chaudhari and Jorilal Chaudhari

On September 29, 2004, during Armed Police Force operations in Premnagar village of Khaskusma VDC ward no. 4, security personnel detained brothers Dhaniram and Jorilal Chaudhari, and then allegedly shot them while in custody. When the victims’ wives tried to recover the bodies, security personnel threatened them.
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Keshar Bahadur Basnet

Enforced disappearance and extrajudicial killing
On March 11, 2002, Keshar Bahadur Basnet was beaten by soldiers at his office and then arrested and allegedly taken to the Thakurdhwara Army Barracks, but his family was refused access to him. Another detainee told his relatives that he saw Keshar being driven away after over a month in illegal detention on April 16, 2002. He remains disappeared.
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