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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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Nepalgunj High Court Issues Order to Provide Update about Education in Jayendu CCH

21 February 2024, Kathmandu: Nepalgunj High Court has issued an order to the Jayendu Child Reform Home (CRH) to provide the latest update about the status of education in the facility.

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Commemoration Event in Memory of Conflict Victims Reena and Maina Held

17 February 2024, Kathmandu: The 20th commemoration event in memory of conflict victims Maina Sunuwar and Reena Rasaili was held on Saturday. Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) provided support to Maina Bal Bikash Samiti to organize the event.

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AF, HRJC and ICJ Organized Panel Discussion on Transitional Justice Process

17 February 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), Human Rights and Justice Centre Nepal (HRJC) and International Commission of Jurists Nepal (ICJ) jointly organized a panel discussion on transitional justice and peace process.

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AF Organized Capacity Enhancement Training for Child Reform Home Staff

13 February 2023, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum Nepal (AF) organized a three-day Capacity Enhancement Training for Child Reform Home Staff in Operation and Management in Kathmandu from 11 to 13 February 2023.

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Conflict Victims Enunciate Their Position on TJ bill, Make 27-point Demand

2 February 2024, Kathmandu: A group of conflict victims has enunciated their position on the transitional justice bill under deliberation in the federal parliament.

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AF's Planning and Staff Orientation Meeting Held

31 January 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) organized an annual planning and orientation meeting from 28 to 30 January 2024 in Kathmandu.

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Conflict Victim's Family Members Trained as Paralegals

28 January 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) have trained seven individuals from conflict victim families, especially victims of enforced disappearance, as paralegals.

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AF hands over bedding and sports items to two CCH in Banke

AF hands over bedding and sports items to two CCH in Banke

13 December 2023, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) distributed bedding items and sporting goods to two Child Correction Homes (CCH) in Banke district, Lumbini Province on 11 and 12 December 2023.

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AF Commemorates 75th International Human Rights Day

AF Commemorates 75th International Human Rights Day

12 December 2023, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), in coordination with different civil society organizations, organized various events to commemorate the 75th International Human Rights Day.

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AF, CVWN and NA organize NAPII Workshop

AF, CVWN and NA organize NAPII Workshop

11 December 2023, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN) and Nagarik Aawaz (NA) organized a workshop on second National Action Plan on Women, Peace and Security (NAPII) on 9 December 2023 in Nepalgunj, Banke district, Lumbini Province.

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