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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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Dr. Trilochan Upreti at AF

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November 19, 2014. Dr. Trilochan Upreti has joined Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF-Nepal) as the new Director. An emeritus Secretary of the Office of Prime Minister and Council of Ministers of the Government of Nepal, Dr. Upreti who had been appointed by the Government of Nepal in various eminent executive positions, formally joined AF from today. 

Dr. Upreti started his career as a government employee on the capacity of Public Prosecutor in 1983. He then worked as a Legal Officer in different Ministries of Government of Nepal for about six years. Successively, he got promoted to the position of Joint-Secretary and was placed in Nepal Law Reform Commission in 1996. In the meantime, he was appointed as an Executive Director to the Water and Energy Commission by the Government of Nepal in 1996. He directly involved in drafting and finalizing bills, by-laws and election directives, including code of conduct for the Constituent Assembly Election from 2006 – 2009.  He then was promoted to the position of Secretary, and was placed to Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers in 2009. Besides, he taught public international law and human rights and humanitarian law at the Kathmandu School of Law as an Associate Professor. He was engaged in human rights relating several research issues with UNDP, UNAMA, OHCHR and AIHRC during his incumbency and after his retirement in the national and international level.

Dr. Upreti holds Bachelor Degree in Law, and subsequently, has completed Master Degree in Political Science in 1989. He then pursued LLM from the Hull University, U.K. in 1999. He also obtained Ph.D. in International Law from University of Reading, U.K. in 2004. Dr. Upreti is a recipient of "Mahendra Bidhya Bhushan A" medal in 2005 conferred by Head of the State. He has attended several national and international seminars and workshops, and has presented papers on core issues of Human Rights, Transitional Justice, Criminal Justice, etc. Dr. Upreti can be reached at tupreti@advocacyforum.org.np

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