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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 2014

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AF Organized Various Training/Workshops.

AF Organized Various Trainings/Workshops: Litigation Training for Lawyers: Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum (AF) and REDRESS Trust jointly organized a two training on "Basics of Case Documentation & Management for National and International Litigation ...
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District Court Convicts in a Journo Dekendra Thapa's Murder Case

07-12-2014. The District Court, Dailekh, today issued a final verdict on the murder of Scriber Dekendra Raj Thapa. Journo Thapa was abducted on 26 June 2004. He was then reportedly injected severe torture and buried alive. He was found murdered ...
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Dr. Trilochan Upreti at AF

Dr. Trilochan Upreti at AF

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. 

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Police lathi charged on Peaceful Protest of Conflict Victims

  KATHMANDU (5th November 2014): Police used lathi charge on the peaceful protestors who were peacefully sitting at the gate of District Administration Office, (DAO), Kathmandu at around 11 AM on 5th November 2014 demanding amendment of Truth ...
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Call for Expression of Interest to Produce Advocacy Video

Nepal has ratified major UN instruments including UN Conventions against Torture. However, Nepal has not yet fulfilled its obligations including enacting anti-torture legislations which criminalize torture. In this context, Advocacy Forum is ...
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Nanda Prasad Adhikari breathes his last after 333 days' fast-unto-death for his son's justice

Nanda Prasad Adhikari, 56, a permanent resident of Phujel VDC-7, Gorkha, breathed his last yesterday while staging fast-unto-death waiting for justice for his younger son, Krishna Prasad Ahikari's murder. He passed away at the ICU of Bir Hospital at ...
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Two Accused of Dakendra Murder Case Released

08 Aug 2014: The Supreme Court on 06 August 2014 [2071/04/21] has issued an ordered to release two of the accused of journalist Dakendra Thapa murder case. A Joint Bench of honorable judges Girish Chandra Lal and Davendra Gopal Shrestha ordered to release accused Jaya Bahadur Shahi and Harilal Pun on ordinary bail and prosecute. However, the SC ordered to prosecute other three accused Lachiram Gharti Magar, Bir Bahadur K.C. and Nirak Bahadur Gharti Magar by detaining in jai. They are now detained at District Jail, Dailekha for trial.

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AF organized training for HRDs

AF organized training for HRDs

08 Aug 2014: Advocacy Forum (AF), organized a four day training on "Documentation and Monitoring Cases of Human Rights Violations" from 02 – 05 August at Dhulikel, Kavrepalanchowk district. In the training national and international experts gave training to the participants on various issues such as: identifying human rights violations, current situation in Terai, documenting human rights abuses, specific rights and available remedies at international level, remedies at national level, engaging with international system-Nepal's experience, preparing communications for the UNSR on torture and UN Working Groups, documenting cases of sexual violence and safety and security protocol etc. During the training sessions, the participants were divided into groups, were given specific situations of human rights violations and were asked to document torture and extrajudicial killing cases. After their presentation the national and international experts commented on their drafts. Likewise, they are asked to draft communications to UNSRs and experts commented on their drafts.

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AF Joins Int'l Campaigns on Preventing Security Personnel Tainted with HRV Serving as Peacekeepers

17 Jul 2014: Advocacy Forum (AF) has joined international campaigns on preventing security personnel tainted with human rights violations serving as UN Peacekeepers. A group of human rights organizations from Bangladesh, India, Nepal and Nigeria have joined together and published separate reports on vetting in UN peacekeeping mission. The research was conducted in support of Asian Center for Human Rights (ACHR), New Delhi, India.

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AF Published a report on Vetting in Nepal

11 Jul 2014: Advocacy Forum (AF) has recently published a report "Vetting in Nepal: Challenges and Issues" in support of Asia Center for Human Rights (ACHR). The 109 pages report has analyzed the history of security forces (Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force), their recruitment and promotion, selection criteria for UN Peacekeeping Missions, pre-deployment training, accountability for human rights violations and selection of peacekeepers and existing practices and problems with implementation.

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