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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 2021

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Advocacy Forum- Nepal Organized a Consultation Meeting Among Stakeholders of Criminal Justice System and Human Rights in Banke

Advocacy Forum- Nepal Organized a Consultation Meeting Among Stakeholders of Criminal Justice System and Human Rights in Banke

30 December 2021, Banke: On 30 December 2021, Advocacy Forum- Nepal (AF) organized a consultation meeting with stakeholders of criminal justice system in Banke. The consultation was organized to have rigorous discussion among stakeholders in implementing principles of human rights in administering justice and the role it plays in strengthening overall criminal justice system. Judges from High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj Bench, District Court, Banke, advocates and representatives from District Administration Office, Banke, Child Correction Home, Banke, Nepal Bar Association, Nepalgunj High Court Bar Association, District Government Attorney’s Office, Banke and District Police Office, Banke among others attended the program.

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AF Held Interaction Program on Karnali Provincial Police Bill in Surkhet

AF Held Interaction Program on Karnali Provincial Police Bill in Surkhet

28 December 2021, Surkhet: On 28 December 2021, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) held an interaction program among the stakeholders with an aim to discuss on Karnali Provincial Police Bill in Birendranagar, Sukhet. The representatives from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law, Karnali Province, Provincial Police, District Police Office, Surkhet, Bar Association and human rights organizations were present in the program.

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AF Co-organized Women’s Futsal Competition: "We Felt Empowered," Conflict Victim Women

AF Co-organized Women’s Futsal Competition:

25 December 2021: Upholding the theme ‘Sports for Women Empowerment’ on 25 December 2021 Advocacy Forum supported Radio Mukti, Butwal in organizing a futsal competition among 12 teams of women representing different sectors such as government officers, health workers, journalists, social activists etc. A team of conflict-victim women, coordinated by Radha Poudel, wife of an enforced disappearance victim- also participated in the event. The event was organized in Green Lumbini Futsal ground in Butwal with representatives from Butwal Sub-Metropolitan, Radio Mukti, Federation of Nepali Journalists, Lumbini Province and Seto Gurans Child Development Service.

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Advocacy Forum - Nepal Organized an Interaction Program on Sudur Paschim Provincial Police Bill: Suggestions Provided for Incorporating Human Rights and Accountability Issues

Advocacy Forum - Nepal Organized an Interaction Program on Sudur Paschim Provincial Police Bill: Suggestions Provided for Incorporating Human Rights and Accountability Issues

25 December 2021, Dhangadi: On 25 December 2021, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) organized an interaction program in Kailali, Dhangadi with an aim to discuss human rights aspects in the Sudurpaschim Provincial Police Bill. The representatives from Ministry of Internal Affairs and Law, Sudurpaschim, Provincial Office of National Human Rights Commission, Sudurpashcim, District Police Office, Kailali, Provincial Police Office, Kailali District Bar Association and several media houses were present in the program.

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AF Handed Computers to Child Correction Home, Banke

AF Handed Computers to Child Correction Home, Banke

Since the COVID -19 outbreak, the family visits to Child Correction Home (CCH) have been affected. With the aim to ease the communication between children and their family members and lawyers, on 15 December 2021, Advocacy Forum- Nepal (AF) handed over two desktop computers to the Child Correction Home, Banke. The representatives from District Administration Office, National Human Rights Commission, Chairperson of Banke District Court Bar Association were also present at the program.

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AF Organized an Interaction Program on Reparative Needs of the Victims in Marsyangdi Rural Municipality, Lamjung

AF Organized an Interaction Program on Reparative Needs of the Victims in Marsyangdi Rural Municipality, Lamjung

23 December 2021, Pokhara: To discuss the role and forge the way forward on how can Local Government can fulfill its responsibilities towards the victims, Advocacy Forum- Nepal organized an interaction program titled “The Role of Local government in fulfilling Victim’s Reparative Needs” at Marshyangdi Rural Municipality Office on 23 December 2021.The program was attended by the victims, representatives of the political parties, elected representatives of various wards, and the victims of Marshyangdi Rural Municipality. Altogether, 29 participants (20 males and 9 females) attended the program.

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Advocacy Forum - Nepal conducts Workshop on Documentation and Strategic Litigation on Cases of Human Rights Violations in Lumbini

Advocacy Forum - Nepal conducts Workshop on Documentation and Strategic Litigation on Cases of Human Rights Violations in Lumbini

On 19-20 December 2021, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) convened a ‘Workshop on Documentation and Strategic Litigation on Cases of Human Rights Violations at Buddha Maya Gardens Hotel, Lumbini. The aim of the workshop was to discuss on the basic components of documentation and litigation, including their importance and application in seeking remedy on cases of human rights violations.

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The recent decision of the District Court in Dailekh could help to speed up TJ process in Nepal: Advocacy Forum welcomes the decision of the District Court of Dailekh

16 December, 2021: On 12 December 2021, the District Court Dailekh has convicted three more accused involved in Dekendra Thapa’s case for murder. While two of the main accused got 20 years of imprisonment, one got 3 years for abetting the murder. This decision upholds the principle of justice refusing to accept the argument of the political parties and the Government that the conflict era cases to be dealt with by the farce Transitional Justice mechanism, i.e. the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC).

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Advocacy Forum - Nepal Hands Over Computers to the Child Correction Home, Bhairahawa

Advocacy Forum - Nepal Hands Over Computers to the Child Correction Home, Bhairahawa

With an aim to bridge communication gaps between families and children of Child Correction Home, Bhairahawa, on 16 December 2021 Advocacy Forum- Nepal (AF) handed over two set of computers to Child Correction Home Bhairahawa. The computers were handed over to the CCH amidst a small function wherein representatives from Siddhartha Municipality, Bhairahawa, National Human Rights Commission, and Rupandehi District Court and District Court Bar Association were present.

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AF Co-organized a Panel Discussion on: Conflict – related Sexual Violence in Nepal

AF Co-organized a Panel Discussion on: Conflict – related Sexual Violence in Nepal

To mark the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, Advocacy Forum ( AF) in collaboration with Human Rights and Justice Centre (HRJC), The Story Kitchen( TSK), International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), and Conflict Victim Women National Alliance (CVWNA) conducted a panel discussion titled ‘Conflict-related Sexual Violence in Nepal: Overlooked and Under-Investigated’ at Alfa House, New Baneshwor Kathmandu. The panel discussion was organized with an aim to bring into light, the cases of sexual violence that occurred during the ten year long armed conflict in Nepal and have dialogues on this subject so that they are not overlooked anymore. The program was attended by 45 participants (29 female, 16 male) representing various civil society organizations, law institutions and media. The participants unanimously agreed that the cases of conflict-related sexual violence is overlooked and neglected by the Government.

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