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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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Workshop on Strategic Litigation Conducted and A3T Launched in Kathmandu

Workshop on Strategic Litigation Conducted and A3T Launched in Kathmandu

Kathmandu, 21 November (2018) – Advocacy Forum – Nepal, with the support of Open Society Foundation, organized a two day regional workshop on "Strategic Litigation on Torture" in Kathmandu on 20th and 21st November. Thirty participants from Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and Nepal were present in the workshop. 

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AF organized Workshops on Juvenile Justice

AF organized Workshops on Juvenile Justice

Kathmandu, 4th June 2018: Advocacy Forum (AF) organized 3 workshops on "Juvenile Justice and Roles of Local Judicial Committee" in Bhairahawa of Province 5, Birendranagar of Province 6 and Mahendranagar of Province 7 on different dates. Altogether 60 participants including representatives from Provincial Internal Affairs and Law Ministry, District court, District Public Prosecutors, District Juvenile Welfare Council, Women and Children Cell of Nepal Police and members of Local Judicial Committee (LJC)

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Annual Torture Report Launched

Annual Torture Report Launched Kathmandu 14th September 2017: Advocacy Forum (AF) launched an annual torture report  entitled "Advocating Against Torture in 2016: The Challenges of Achieving Justice" on 13th September in Kathmandu amidst a program. The report was unveiled by ...
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Advocacy Forum honored by FNJ Dailekh

Advocacy Forum honored by FNJ Dailekh Nepalgunj, 25th August 2017: On the occasion of the 13th death anniversary of journalist DekendraThapa,the Dailekh Chapter of Federation of Nepalese Journalists honored Advocacy Forum (AF) for providing legal support and doing advocacy at national ...
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AF Organized Press Meet on UN HRCtee's Views on War Era Rape Case

AF Organized Press Meet on UN HRCtee's Views on War Era Rape Case 26 Jul 2017, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum (AF) organized a roundtable discussion and press meet on a conflict era rape case in which the UN Human Rights Committee has given its views on 23 July 2017. In the program representative of National Human ...
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AF Organized Capacity Building Training to the Conflict Victims

AF Organized Capacity Building Training to the Conflict Victims Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) together with Conflict Victims’ Society for Justice (CVSJ) organized a two-day training session, mainly for the women families/ relatives of Enforced Disappearances (ED) on 9th and 10th of June 2017 in Morang district of ...
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An Appeal from Devi Sunuwar

An Appeal from Devi Sunuwar First of all, I would like to thank you all for your continuous support for the longest 13 years journey, where I undertook the painful battle to get justice for the murder of my daughter. Yet, I need your support once again. Since it has been more ...
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The District Court Kavrepalanchowk Convicts Three out of Four Army Officers Accused of Maina's Murder

The District Court Kavrepalanchowk Convicts Three out of Four Army Officers Accused of Maina's Murder Kathmandu: Today, after 13 years of legal battle, the District Court of Kavrepalanchok has convicted perpetrators involved in Maina's murder. (For more detail of the case see, Maina Sunuwar: Separating Facts from Fiction, http://advocacyforum ...
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Torture Survivors Receive Compensation after Years of Struggle

Torture Survivors Receive Compensation after Years of Struggle 21 March 2017: Torture survivors Nijamuddhin Sesh, a resident of Belaspur Banke and Harikali Pun,  a resident of Motipur Bardiya received a compensation amount of NPR 95,000 (Ninety Five Thousand)  and 51,000 (Fifty One Thousand) ...
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Reena's 13th Death Anniversary Commemorated

Reena's 13th Death Anniversary Commemorated Kathmandu, 13 Feb 2017: Thirteenth death anniversary of Reena Rasaili was organized by Reena Arpan Dalit Uthaan Manch on 2073/11/01 (12 February 2017) at Transitional Justice Resource Centre Office in Lalitpur. Reena, a 17 year old girl from ...
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