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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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Advocacy Forum honored by FNJ Dailekh

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Nepalgunj, 25th August 2017: On the occasion of the 13th death anniversary of journalist DekendraThapa,the Dailekh Chapter of Federation of Nepalese Journalists honored Advocacy Forum (AF) for providing legal support and doing advocacy at national and international level to provide justice to the victim Dekendra Thapa and his family. In the program, the honor certificate was jointly handed over to AF's Regional Coordinator Basant Gautam by Members of Parliament Laxmi Prasad Pokharel and Ammar Bahadur Thapa and FNA Dailekh President Chakra K.C.

In the program, the victim's family members, Chief District Officer, political leaders, journalists and civil society members were present. In the memory of Dekendra Thapa a chowk (intersection) was named after him.

On 26 June 2004 [2061/03/12] journalist DekendraThapa was abducted from his homeby the then Maoists rebels. They took him to different parts of Dailekh district before killing him by inflicting severe torture on him on 11th August 2004 [2061/04/27] in Dwari VDC of Dailekh district. After his murder, the Maoist party issued a statement and claimed that he was killed for spying against them and entering a Maoist base area without taking permission. His family members received his dead body only on 25th June 2008 after the National Human Rights Commission exhumed it. Laxmi Thapa, wife of late Dekendra Thapa said, "After the Dailekh District Court sentenced to 1 to 3 years’ imprisonment to five Maoists cadres involved in the murder of my husband, it had given hope for justice to the conflict victims. However, the main perpetrators Bom Bahadur Khadka, Mukti alias Bom Bahadur Khadka, Keshav Khadka and Bhaktiram Lamichhane were not arrested and prosecuted due to political protection. So, we demand immediate arrest and prosecution on them and provide justice to us."

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