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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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News Archive 2012

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Baspani Victims in Kathmandu for Justice

31 December 2012. Families of the victims in Baspani Incident that claimed the lives of three women almost three years ago have urged the government to provide them with justice. In a press meet organized by Advocacy Forum in Kathmandu on 27 December 2012, families of the victims complained that they had not received any compensation and the perpetrators had not been brought to justice till date.
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Conflict-era rape case filed with UN

20 December 2012. Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and a UK-based international NGO REDRESS yesterday filed a rape case of the conflict period with the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UNHRC) on behalf of Purna Maya (name changed to protect her privacy), a victim of multiple rapes by the Nepali soldiers. She decided to bring her case at the international level after she failed to achieve justice in Nepal.
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AF Documentary gains world-wide Media Coverage

17 December 2012. ‘The Resurrected’ a documentary on torture by Advocacy Forum (AF) has widely been covered by various international media, including the global news agency Agence France -Press (AFP) and Yahoo news, the internet-based news aggregator. Other international online news agencies like ‘France 24’, Lebanon-based news ‘The Daily Star’ Arab news, the Brunei Times etc. have covered the news of the documentary that have focused on the issues of serious human rights violation like torture in Nepal.
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Court Issues Show Cause Notice in Dekendra Case

14 December 2012. Responding to a writ filed on 12 December seeking the order of mandamus for prompt investigation into Dekendra Raj Thapa murder case, the Appellate Court of Surkhet on 13 December has issued a show cause notice against District Police Office, Dailekh and District Public Prosecutor's Office, Dailekh.
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AF Nepal Observed 64th International Human Rights Day

13 December 2012. Advocacy Forum Nepal (AF) observed the 64th International Human Rights Day by organizing joint programs with various human rights organizations. On the occasion, AF regional and district offices also took a lead role in various human rights related programs. Programs like blood donation, interaction, morning procession, peace rallies, candle lightening, football tournament, documentary screening, photo exhibition etc. were organized in various AF working districts.
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Writ Filed in Dekendra Raj Thapa Case

13 December 2012. Requesting a mandamus order to the police for prompt investigation into and prosecution of the case of Dekendra Raj Thapa's murder by Maoists during conflict, wife Laxmi Thapa has filed a writ at Appellate Court, Surkhet on 12 December 2012. District Police Office, Dailekh and District Public Prosecutor's Office, Dailekh are respondents in the writ.
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AF Documentary on HR Violations Screened in International Training

12 December 2012. Commemorating the 64th International Human Rights Day, Advocacy Forum (AF) screened its two documentaries "The Last Massage" and "The Resurrected” on 10 December among the participants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. The documentaries were screened in a South Asian International Training on ‘Non-violent Conflict Transformation’ organized by BIKALPA-Nepal and Kurve, Wustrow. Both the documentaries have covered the issues of serious human rights violations like enforced disappearance and torture in Nepal.
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AFAD Condemns Arrest of Family Members of Disappeared and FOD Members at the Conclusion of its Council Meeting

3 December 2012, Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) concluded its week-long Council Meeting in Sri Lanka with a solidarity night together with local civil society organizations and family members of the disappeared.
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Medico-legal Workshop Conducted

Medico-legal Workshop Conducted 4 December 2012. Advocacy Forum (AF) organized a three-day medico-legal workshop on December 1, 2 and 3 in Kathmandu, aiming to build capacity of doctors, judges, police officials, government attorneys and defense lawyers regarding preparation of well-documented medico-legal reports. It was the third workshop on medico-legal documentation in the current fiscal year.
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Apex Court Issues Stay Order in FIR Shelving Case

26 November 2012. Responding to the writ filed on 22 November 2012 by Purnimaya Lama to nullify the government decision to shelve the FIR against Maoist former ministers Agni Sapkota and Suryaman Dong, the Supreme Court today issued a stay order.
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