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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 2019

AF Organized Interaction Program on Transitional Justice Process in Different Parts of Nepal

AF Organized Interaction Program on Transitional Justice Process in Different Parts of Nepal

Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) organized provincial level interaction program titled “Major Concerns of Conflict Victims’ in Transitional Justice Process and the Role of Stakeholders” in Biratnagar, Janakpur, Nepalgunj, Pokhara and Dhangadi in October and November 2019. In the program, altogether 214 participants including Minister of State for Law and Internal Affairs, Members of Provincial Assembly, Conflict Victims, Local Government Representatives (Mayor, Deputy Mayor), Human Rights Defenders, Lawyers, Government Officials, Media Persons and Civil Society activists attended and actively participated in the interaction programs. 

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AF Organized Medico-Legal Documentation Training

AF Organized Medico-Legal Documentation Training

On 19 September 2019, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) organized a medico-legal training program in Kathmandu. The training was aimed to capacitate doctors to document the cases of torture and sexual violence more effectively and accurately so that the medico-legal documents can be used in the court of law as a strong evidence. The major focus of the program was to train medical professionals on the documentation of psychological torture and the cases where no physical signs of torture are observed/found. Altogether, 27 participants including doctors and lawyers attended the training whereby Professor Dr. Harihar Wasti and Assistant Professor Dr. Sagun Bhallav Pant facilitated the training sessions. 

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Annual Torture Report 2018 Launched

Annual Torture Report 2018 Launched

Kathmandu 25 June: Advocacy Forum (AF) launched an annual torture report entitled "Rise of Torture in 2018: Challenges Old & New Facing Nepal" on 25 June 2019 in Kathmandu amidst a program. The report was jointly unveiled by Honorable Anup Raj Sharma, Chairperson of National Human Rights Commission, Senior Advocate Tanka Prasad Dulal, General Secretary of AF and torture survivors duo Kalpana Bhandari and Tika Dhakal. The report launch program was attended by the victims, Attorney General Office, District Attorney, Supreme Court Bar, representatives from NGOs and INGOs, Human Rights Section of Nepal Police, journalists and law students. Altogether more than 50 persons participated in the program.

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Workshop on Enforced Disappearance Convened in Nepal

Workshop on Enforced Disappearance Convened in Nepal

Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC) jointly organized a workshop on Enforced Disappearance in Asia on 27 and 28 May 2019 at Hotel Himalaya, Lalitpur Nepal. The main objectives of the program were to shed light on the best practices, challenges and existing remedies of various countries, the effort of the government in addressing the cases of enforced disappearance and strategies to combat enforced disappearances.

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International Week of the Disappeared, 2019 Commemorated in Nepal

International Week of the Disappeared, 2019 Commemorated in Nepal

On the occasion of the International Week of the Disappeared 2019, Advocacy Forum-Nepal together with Conflict Victims' Society for Justice (CVSJ-Nepal) organized and hosted events in Illam, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Kathmandu during the last week of May 2019.  The program was primarily attended by conflict victims, victims’ families of those disappeared, representatives from human rights organizations, civil society members and local government representatives.  The activities included a discussion program on the situation of the family and the ongoing debate of TJ process, the pain and suffering of victims and how their issues can be addressed at the local and national level. Now, victim families in Nepal have joined hands with the victims’ families of the disappeared from around the world and fight together in search of their disappeared loved ones. 

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AF organized training on "Psychosocial Accompaniment and Documentation"

AF organized training on

Kathmandu: On May 9th and 10th 2019, Advocacy Forum (AF), in coordination with Conflict Victims Society for Justice (CVSJ),organized a two day training sessions on "Psychosocial Accompaniment and Documentation," for 13 family members of enforced disappearance victims during the conflict period in Nepal, in Nepalgunj, Banke district. The participants were from Banke and Bardiya districts. The objective of the training session was to empower family members of disappearance victims to provide psychosocial accompaniment for other victims, to document cases of human rights violations and to support the victims' family advocacy to bring attention to their cases on the national and international level.

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AF Organized a Stakeholders Meeting on Juvenile Justice

AF Organized a Stakeholders Meeting on Juvenile Justice

Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum (AF) organized a one-day consultation meeting entitled "Situation of Juvenile Justice in Nepal and Roles of Stakeholders," on 26 April in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu. The meeting provided meaningful discussion on juvenile justice laws and the fair trial rights of juveniles. The issues of torture and ill-treatment of juveniles in police detention centers, difficulties in determining medical age and further helping children living on the street were key discussion points. Throughout the meeting, different stakeholders shared their valuable experiences, identified problems and provided possible solutions to these problems. 

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