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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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AF Commemorated 18th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

AF Commemorated 18th International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Kathmandu 28 June 2015: To commemorate 18th UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture on 26th June, Advocacy Forum (AF) organized programs in Kathmandu, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke, Kanchapur, Dhanusha, Udayapur and Morang. In the program altogether 425 participants including torture survivors, stakeholders of criminal justice system (Judges, public prosecutors, defence lawyers, police officers) government officers from various ministries, representatives from various human rights NGOs/civil societies were present. 

 

As every year, this year too AF released its annual torture report, "Torture in Nepal in 2014: More of the same." During 2014, AF lawyers regularly visited to police detention centers of 15 districts across the country and interviewed 1916 detainees including women and children. Among them 16.2 % claimed that they were tortured and/or ill-treated in the police detention centers. Full report is available at: http://advocacyforum.org/downloads/pdf/publications/torture/TORTUREINNEPALIN2014EnglishVersion.pdf (English), http://advocacyforum.org/TORTUREINNEPALIN2014NepaliVersion1.pdf (Nepali)

AF Conducts a 3 Day Psychosocial Counselling Session in Barpark, Gorkha.

6-8 June 2015: Advocacy Forum organized and conducted a 3 day psychosocial counselling session and provided relief materials to earthquake victims of Barpark, Gorkha, the epicenter of devastating 7.8 richter scale earthquake that struck ...
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UPDATE.. AF Provides Immediate Support to Quake Survivors ..

Advocacy Forum in coordination with Tamu Dhee, Women Human Rights Network and Psychosocial Counselling Forum of Pokhara Kaski district provided psychosocial counselling and immediate relief materials to the earthquake victims of Larpak and Barpak of ...
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UPR Submission on the Emerging Issues and Challenges of Nepalese Migrant Workers

Advocacy Forum, along with National Network for Safe Migration (NNSM), jointly submitted a report on the Emerging Issues and Challenges of Nepalese Migrant Workers to the Human Rights Council’s Universal Periodic Report on ...
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Joint Submission to the United Nations Universal Periodic Review of Nepal

23 March 2015: Advocacy Forum together with  Asian Human Rights Commission, the Redress Trust and the World Organization against Torture made submission to the 23rd Session of the Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review of ...
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Torture Victims Awarded Compensation

Kathmandu 04 Feb 2015: On 3 February 2015, the District Court Khotang gave verdict in the torture cases that were filed separately by 9 torture victims on 17 May 2013. The Single Bench of District Judge Ishwori Prasad Gautam ordered to provide ...
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Torture victim under threat, immediate attention needed

Summary: Torture victim Padam Bahadur Khandka, 14 (at the time of incident), a resident of Manau Village Development Committee-05, Bardiya district, and his family members are still under constant threat for filing a torture compensation case ...
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Torture Survivor Provided Full Compensation and Departmental action against Perpetrator/s

02 January 2015: On 01 February 2015, the District Court, Banke gave a ground breaking verdict in a cased filed under Compensation Relating to Torture Act, 2053. In the torture case filed by Jhup Bahadur Bista, a resident of Kanchanpur VDC-7, Banke ...
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AF organized Press Meet on UN HRCtee's decision on "Subhadra Chaulagain" Case

28 January 2015: Today, Advocacy Forum – Nepal organized a press meet on UN Human Rights Committee's decision on Subhadra Chaulagai case. According to the Committee’s decision, proceedings through a body such as the Truth and Reconciliation ...
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