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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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Torture Compensation

Arjun Gurung

Case Summary: On Aug 8, 2009, policemen arrested Arjun Gurung citing that they had something to ask him about a robbery in his neighborhood. After interrogation in the police office, they released him with a condition that he would report to them whenever they ask him. He reported to them regularly for 4 to 5 days and on the 6th day a policeman whose surname was Giri beat Gurung up with 8 to 10 sticks asking him about the robbery. The victim and his relatives exchanged heated words with the police for beating up an innocent man for no reason. On 1 September 2009 policemen arrested Gurung from his home. On that day and the next day, policemen inflicted severe torture on Arjun Gurung asking him to own up the robbery that he did not commit. Even DSP Basanta Kunwar inflicted torture on Gurung and threatened him to charge him falsely of possessing illegal drugs. Gurung has sustained physical and mental problems due to the torture.
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Bharat Sharma

Bharat Sharma, 30, (DoB: 30 Sept 1981), son of Sita Ram Sharma and Geeta Devi Sharma, a permanent resident of Sagarmatha VDC -4, Ramchowk, Janakpur, Dhanusha District and  temporarily living at Tahachal, Kathmandu was arrested and tortured by police. He is a Carpenter by profession.
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Nijamiddin Sekh

Nijamiddin Sekh Mr. Nijamiddin Sekh alias Bablu, 21, a permanent resident of Nepalgunj Municipality-16, Bilaspur, Banke district was arrested by police at around 8.45 am on 21 July 2011 [2068/04/05] and taken to Banke where he was blindfolded and tortured by beating inhumanly. According to the victim he was blindfolded and handcuffed on back and pushed from a high place. When he came round he found himself on a hospital bed and his backbone was broken. He is a carpenter by profession.
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Harkali Pun

Harkali Pun Ms. Harkali Pun, 49, a permanent resident of Motipur VDC- 6, Mangalpur, Bardiya district was arrested by women staffs of Maiti Nepal, an NGO working against women trafficking and handed over to police at around 12 noon on 12 July 2011 [2068/03/28] in charge of human trafficking. She was given arrest warrant and detention letter on 14 July 2011 [2068/03/30] with the effect from the previous day. The same day [14 July 2011] she was remanded for the first time for 5 days with the effect from the previous day and for the second time she was remanded for 10 days on 18 July 2011 [2068/04/02].
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