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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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AF Nepal Observed 64th International Human Rights Day

13 December 2012. Advocacy Forum Nepal (AF) observed the 64th International Human Rights Day by organizing joint programs with various human rights organizations. On the occasion, AF regional and district offices also took a lead role in various human rights related programs. Programs like blood donation, interaction, morning procession, peace rallies, candle lightening, football tournament, documentary screening, photo exhibition etc. were organized in various AF working districts.

Interaction Program

Interaction ProgramMarking the 64th International Human Rights Day, AF-Nepal organized interaction programs relating to core human rights issues. AF Nepalgunj organized an interaction program titled ‘Victims of Sexual Violence: Access to Justice’. Participants of the program were determined to fight against the crime of sexual violence from their respective sides and work as much as possible to prevent such heinous crime in the society. Similarly, AF offices of Jhapa, Biratnagar, and Dhanusha also participated in similar interaction programs hosted by various organizations. In the programs, AF representatives emphasized on the need of truth and justice for the victims of human rights violations and expressed concerns over the rise of impunity in Nepal.

Documentary Screening

Documentary screeningOn the occasion of 64th International Human Rights Day AF screened its two documentaries on torture and enforced disappearance in Nepal. The documentaries ‘The Last Message’ and ‘The Resurrected’ were screened in the capital on December the 10th in a South Asian International Training on ‘non-violent conflict transformation’ organized by Kurve, Wustrow and BIKALPA, Nepal. Both the documentaries were also screened in Nepalgunj, Bardiya and Surkhet on 7th, 8th and 9th December respectively.

Candle Lightening Program

Candle lightening programAF participated in candle lightening program organized by various human rights networks to commemorate the 64th International Human Rights Day. AF Kanchanpur and Dhanusha participated in the program expressing their solidarity to peace, justice, human rights and the rule of law. The candle lightening program in Kanchanpur was organized by the Human Rights Monitoring Group, a common network of human rights organizations working in that district and in Dhanusha, too, the program was attended by a huge number of human rights defenders and the members of civil society.

Blood Donation Program

Blood donation programAF Dhanusha took a lead role in a blood donation program held on 9 December at Janak Chowk of Janakpur to mark the International Human Rights Day. In the program a total of 21 people, including human rights activists, Nepal Police and journalists donated blood. The blood donation program started from 9 am to 12 pm. Human rights organizations working in Dhanusha had observed the Human Rights Day for three days by organizing various programs. By organizing blood donation program AF Dhanusha has expressed its commitment and solidarity to human rights, peace and justice.

Peace Rallies and Morning Procession-Calling for ‘Justice-friendly peace, Human Rights-friendly Constitution and Discrimination free Society’

Morning ProcessionHuman rights defenders, members of civil society organizations, journalists, conflict victims, women human rights defenders, and other stakeholders of criminal justice system joined the peace rallies and morning procession jointly hosted by different human rights organizations in order to observe the 64th International Human Rights Day. AF Baglung, Nepalgunj, Jhapa, Biratnagar, Dhanusha, and Kanchanpur marked their solidarity by participating in peace rallies that focused on peace, justice, human rights and non-discrimination and demanded that the government address the issues of victims without further ado.
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