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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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An Allegation Letter on Torture Bill Submitted to UN SR on Torture

December: Advocacy Forum (AF), in coordination with TRIAL International, Association for Prevention of Torture (APT), HimRights and THRD Alliance jointly submitted an allegation letter on torture bill to the UN Special Rapporteur on torture on 13 ...
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AF Organized National Training for Lawyers

AF Organized National Training for Lawyers AF Organized National Training for Lawyers November 2016. Advocacy Forum – Nepal (AF) organized a two days residential National Level Litigation Training for Lawyers on "National and International Standards in the Litigation of Torture Cases" ...
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Torture Still Continues in Nepal: AF

Torture Still Continues in Nepal: AF

26 June 2016. On the occasion of UN International Day in Support of Torture Victims-2016, Advocacy Forum (AF) released annual torture report entitled “Continuing Torture During -2015” on 25th June 2016 in Kathmandu. The report was jointly released by  Govinda Sharma Poudel, commissioner of National Human Rights Commission, Superintendent of Police Puja Singh, Human Rights Unit of Nepal Police, advocate Chudamani Acharya, Chairperson of AF, Charan Prasai, Senior human rights activist and Suman Adhikari, Chairman of CVCP amidst the presence of more than 80 participants from victims community, National Human Rights Commission, Office of the Attorney General, public prosecutors, defence lawyers, human rights defenders,media persons and representatives from national and international human rights organizations. Likewise, the report was released in Morang, Kaski, Rupandehi, Banke and Kanchanpur districts. 

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Court Confirms Army Lieutenant being Involved in Torture and Orders Action against the accused and Compensation to Survivor

On 16 March 2016, Bardiya District Court issued an ordered to compensate 14 year old juvenile, who was subjected to torture in Narsingha Gan of Nepal Army custody. The court has ordered the government to provide NPR 50,000 as compensation to victim, making perpetrator to pay personally NPR 2,000 and ordered the Government of Nepal to take departmental action against the perpetrators, Lieutenant Kavindra Thapa and Lance Corporal (Pyuth) Man Bahadur Khadka.

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12th Anniversary of Maina Sunwar’s Killing Observed

12th Anniversary of Maina Sunwar’s Killing Observed

 Kathmandu, 17 Feb 2016: Commemorating the 12th death anniversary of Maina Sunuwar, the participants stressed to ensure prosecution to the perpetrators involved and jusice to the victim family. On 17 February 2004, a 15 year old girl Maina was illegally detained, brutally tortured and killed by the then Royal Nepalese Army and buried inside the compound of Panchkhal Army Barracks in Kavre district.

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AF distributed sweaters, slipper and medicines for EQ Victims of Palpa

AF distributed sweaters, slipper and medicines for EQ Victims of Palpa Kathmandu, 25 January 2016: As a part of providing psychosocial counseling and social support for  earthquake victims in different earthquake affected districts, Advocacy Forum (AF) distributed blankets, sweaters, slippers and medicines for ...
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Kavre Court Ordered to Revive Maina’s Case

12 January 2016, Kathmandu. Responding to the application filed by Devi Sunwar, Kavre District Court, Dhulikhel on 12 January 2016 issued an order to revive Maina’s case who was arrested  and arbitrarily killed on 17 February, 2004 by the then  RNA . Devi Sunwar, victim’s mother filed an application seeking revival of the case and punishment to the alleged perpetrators: Colonel Babi Khatri, Sunil Prasad Adhikari, Niranjan Basnet and Amit Pun.The case had been adjourned at Kavre District Court for the last 2 years.

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SC DENIES AMNESTY TO BALKRISHNA DHUNGEL

7 January 2016, Kathmandu. In its landmark decision, the Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the government not to grant pardon to Balkrishna Dhungel, a former lawmaker of CPN-Maoist for murdering Ujjan Kumar Shrestha of Okhaldhunga district in 1998 ...
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AF Distributed 700 Sweater and Sports Materials for EQ Affected Children in Gorkha

Kathmandu, 05 January 2015: As a part of psychosocial counseling and social support program for earthquake victims, Advocacy Forum (AF) provided 700 sweater, 170 bags, tiffin boxes, stationary and sports materials for the earthquake affected ...
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Appellate Court Ordered Full Compensation to a Torture Survivor

04 January 2015: For the first time Appellate Court, Patan has ordered full compensation for a torture survivor. Issuing an order on 31st December 2015, AC, Patan has said that torture survivor Tika Prasad Dahal is entitled for NPR 100,000/- for the ...
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