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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 2015

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SC ORDERS JUDICIAL CUSTODY TO THE PERPETRATOR IN CONFLICT-ERA CASE

SC ORDERS JUDICIAL CUSTODY TO THE PERPETRATOR IN CONFLICT-ERA CASE Kathmandu, 22 December 2015. Revoking an order of the Hetauda Appellate Court, the Supreme Court on Monday ordered to remand Chhabilal Paudel into judicial custody. However, the Court has upheld the order of Chitwan District Court and Hetauda ...
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AF Organized Workshop for Lawyers

Kathmandu, 14 December 2015: Advocacy Forum (AF) organized a second round of national level workshop on national and international litigation for lawyers on 12 and 13 December in Dhulikhel, Kavre district for 22 lawyers from Kanchanpur, Banke, ...
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AF Organized Consultation Meetings on "Proposed anti-torture Bill and Victims' Concern"

Kathmandu, 06 December 2015: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) organized consultation meetings on "Proposed anti-torture Bill and Victims' Concern" in November 2015 in Kathmandu, Kaski, Banke, Kanchanpur and Morang districts. In the meetings, a total ...
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At the occasion of the Universal Periodic Review NGOs call on Nepal to end impunity for torture and other serious human rights violations

Geneva, 3 November 2016.Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AFN), the Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC), REDRESS and the World Organisation against Torture (OMCT) made a stakeholder submission to the Universal Periodic Review of Nepal taking place on 4 ...
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AF Provided Support for Earthquake Victims of Palpa

AF Provided Support for Earthquake Victims of Palpa Kathmandu, October 2015: Advocacy Forum (AF) provided a 4 days psychosocial counseling and social support for 116 women earthquake victims of Gejha and Sahalkot VDCs of Palpa district. During the counseling session the participants shared their ...
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AF organized consultation meeting in Kaski

AF organized consultation meeting in Kaski Kathmandu, October 2015: Advocacy Forum's Western Regional Office, Kaski organized a consultation meeting on "Proposed Anti-torture Bill and Victims Concern" with the stakeholders of criminal justice system in Pokhara, on 02 October 2015. In the ...
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AF organized Consultation Meeting on "Confession and Evaluation of Evidences"

AF organized Consultation Meeting on Kathmandu, 07 September 2015: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) organized a consultation meeting on "Confession and Evaluation of Evidences" during criminal legal proceedings in August/September 2015 in Kathmandu, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke and Kanchanpur ...
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International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances Observed

International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances Observed Kathmandu, 30 August 2015: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) - together with Conflict Victims Groups, Human Rights Organizations (National and International) and National Human Rights Commission organized a series of programs (discussion program, theatre ...
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AF Organized Meeting on “Stakeholders Role in Strengthening Juvenile Justice System”

Kathmandu, 24 August 2015: Advocacy Forum (AF) organized a consultation meeting on “Stakeholders’ Role in Strengthening Juvenile Justice System,” in Kathmandu on 21st August 2015. In the meeting altogether 29 participants from various ...
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AF Provided Psycho-social Counseling for Earthquake Affected Children

AF Provided Psycho-social Counseling for Earthquake Affected Children Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum (AF) organized psychosocial counseling programs for earthquake victims of Khoplang VDC of Gorkha district and Khudi, Bhulbhule and Simpani VDCs of Lamjung district. The target groups of the program were students, teachers ...
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