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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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Torture Survivor filed an application at DAO, Banke for Compensation

Banke, 05 January 2016: Torture survivor Bablu alias Nijamuddhin Seikh has filed an application at District Administration Banke for compensation ordered by Appellate Court Nepalgunj.

As per the order of Appellate Courts of Banke to provide NPR 95,000/- to torture survivor Seikh, he had filed the application on 04 January 2016 at District Administration Office, Banke as per Section 9 of Compensation Relating to Torture Act, 2053. Registering the application Assistant Chief District Officer Jagat Bahadur Basnet said that his application will be forwarded for necessary action once the Chief District Officer resumes his office.

On 01 September 2015 a joint bench of Appellate Judges Yagya Prasad Basyal and Yamuna Bhattarai had decided to uphold the decision of District Court Banke issued on 02 June 2013 to order to provide NPR 95,000/- to torture survivor Seikh.

Though the District Court Banke had found that Seikh was severely tortured in the detention center of District Police Office, Banke, it had not ordered for full compensation to victim and departmental action against the perpetrators. So, the victim had filed an appeal on 16 January 2014 before the Appellate Court Banke demanding for full compensation and departmental action against the perpetrators. However, as the Appellate Court also upheld the decision of District Court victim Seikh said, "I am partly satisfied with the decision of the court because I still feel that I am not provided full justice." Likewise, his father Sattar Seikh said, "As the court didn't order for departmental action against the perpetrators, we feel that we are not provided full justice." They said that they should be provided compensation amount easily as per order of the court.

Claiming that he was tortured in the detention cell of District Police Office Banke, he had filed a case before District Court Banke on 06 September 2011 against DSP Dinesh Amatya and Constable Ashok Yadav.

Due to torture his lips were swollen, chest, mouth and legs were covered with blue marks and bruises and his L1 vertebra was cracked.

Advocacy Forum provided him legal and medical support.

 

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