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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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Women’s National Congress on Elevating Discourse on Gender and Enforced Disappearances Concluded

30 May 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), with the support of the Asian Federation Against Involuntary Disappearances (AFAD) and the Women's World Day of Prayer (WWDP), organised the National Congress on Women Elevating Discourse on Gender and Enforced Disappearances in Pokhara, Gandaki Province on 28 and 29 May 2024.

The programme was organised with an objective of understanding the experiences and challenges of women victim leaders, specifically the family members of enforced disappearances. The aim was to consolidate them into one single document, sharing the achievements of women victim leaders worldwide and updating them about the important ongoing legal developments in the transitional justice (TJ) process.

The event mainly focused on sharing the problematic provisions of the bill pending in the parliament, updating them about the strategic litigation efforts undertaken by the civil society organisations in guaranteeing access to several rights of women victims of enforced disappearances as well as ensuring justice for victims of serious human rights violations.

The programme facilitated a platform for women from all over the country to sit down together, discuss their strategies and roles in taking the TJ movement further and give voices to their challenges. The platform resulted in formation of an independent National Network of Women Victims of Enforced Disappearances which expressed their strong commitment to work on the issue of disappearances in the long run.

The programme ended with signing and declaring the Pokhara Declaration which consolidated the demands of women victims of enforced disappearances in Nepal.

The programme was attended by 47 participants from all seven provinces, representing more than 20 districts of Nepal.

Chairperson of AF Senior Advocate Hari Prasad Subedi, Senior International Legal Advisor of International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) and Founder of AF Dr Mandira Sharma, National Legal Advisor of ICJ Advocate Kashiram Dhungana were the resource persons for the event.

The event was jointly moderated by Ojaswee Bhattarai and Kunjani Pariyar Pyasi of Advocacy Forum-Nepal.

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