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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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Writ against Shelving of FIR filed

26 November 2012. Requesting for the nullification of the government decision to shelve the FIR against Maoists including Agni Sapkota in Arjun Lama's murder case, the victim's wife Purnimaya Lama has filed a writ at the Supreme Court (SC) on 22 November.
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Documentary on Torture Survivors Screened

20 November 2012. "The Resurrected", a documentary about representative torture survivors in Nepal, was screened on 18 November 2012 in Kathmandu at weeklong Human Rights Film Festival. Many political leaders, human rights defenders, government officials, journalists and general public attended the screening of the documentary.
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Supreme Court Issues Stay Order in Basnet Promotion Case

15 October 2012. Responding to the writ petition that challenged government's decision of promoting Raju Basnet to the post of brigadier general, the apex court today issued a stay order. 34 petitioners, including rights organizations and conflict victims, had filed the petition at the court on 13 October.
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AF Censures Basnet Promotion

15 October 2012. Advocacy Forum has issued a press release condemning the government's recent decision of promoting Colonel Raju Basnet to the post of Brigadier General. Basnet has been implicated in torturing and disappearing 49 people in the infamous Bhairabnath Battalion barracks during conflict.
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AWC calls on OHCHR Report Implementation

12 October 2012. Welcoming the recently released 'Nepal Conflict Report-2012' of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Accountability Watch Committee (AWC), a loose forum of human rights defenders, has demanded that the government effectively implement the recommendations of the OHCHR.
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Rights Organizations Condemn Recent Withdrawals of Cases

12 October 2012. Human rights organizations including Advocacy Forum have condemned Nepal government's freshest instance of case withdrawal against people implicated in serious breach of human rights violations. Ministry of Home Affairs has sent a letter to Ministry of Law and Justice on 3 September 2012 informing the latter about the case withdrawal.
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International Day of the Disappeared Observed

31 August 2012. Like previous years, this year, too, Advocacy Forum (AF) observed the 'International Day of the Disappeared, 2012' commemorating hundreds of people who disappeared during the country's decade-long conflict. AF organized different activities in Kathmandu and other districts where AF operates.
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HRC Again Finds Nepal Responsible for Breaching Treaty Obligations

24 August 2012. Holding Nepal responsible for breaching her treaty obligations under the ICCPR once again, the United Nations Human Rights Committee (UN-HRC) has urged the government of Nepal to enact a law defining and criminalising torture, and to repeal all laws granting impunity to alleged perpetrators of torture and enforced disappearance.
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Nepalganj Appellate Court Issues Show Cause Order against Banke Police

23 August 2012. Responding to writ petition filed by Radha Devi Devkota, Appellate Court Nepalganj on 15 August 2012 has issued a show cause order against the police. The court has asked the respondent police offices to provide written reply within 15 days.
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SC Issues Show Cause Order in Kapilvastu Incident Writ

22 August 2012. Responding to the writ petition filed by victims of Kapilvastu incident, the Supreme Court today issued a show cause order against the government asking it to respond within 15 days. The court also ordered for priority hearing into the case.
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