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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 and ICJ Convened Consultation with Stakeholders on Reparations

8 May 2024, Lalitpur: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) organized a Consultation with Stakeholders at Lalitpur, Bagmati Province to discuss about the long-standing challenges surrounding reparations for victims of serious human rights violations.

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Discussion on Role of Local Governments for Protection of Victims' Rights to Reparation Held

7 May 2024, Kathmandu: In an interaction program organized by Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN) in Nepalgunj, Lumbini Province on May 6, 2024, conflict victims and rights defenders emphasized the protection of victims' right to reparation. They also urged local governments to effectively implement the Second National Action Plan (NAPII) for Resolution Numbers 1325 and 1820 on Women, Peace and Security.

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AF and ICJ Convened Dialogue on Transitional Justice, NAP II, Reparation and Confidentiality Concerns

30 April 2024, Butwal: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) jointly organized a discussion at Butwal, Rupandehi, Lumbini Province to discuss crucial issues concerning transitional justice, with a significant emphasis on reparation and confidentiality challenges.

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Political Leaders in Lumbini Province Pledge Reparation for Conflict Victims

29 April 2024, Butwal: In an advocacy meeting organised by Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), political leaders from Lumbini Province pledged reparation for the victims of serious human rights violations. The dialogue, organised at Butwal, Rupandehi, Lumbini Province saw participation from major political parties, civil society actors, and experts.

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AF and ICJ Convened Provincial Discussion to Strengthen Policy Frameworks on Reparations

28 April 2024, Dang: Advocacy Forum (AF) Nepal and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) organised a provincial-level discussion aimed at enhancing policy frameworks regarding reparations for victims of severe human rights violations. Organized at Bhalubang, Dang, the dialogue aimed to foster synergy among government agencies, conflict victims' organisations, and civil society stakeholders.

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AF and ICJ Spearhead Efforts to Strengthen Reparation Policies for Conflict Victims in Lumbini Province

28 April 2024, Dang: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) jointly organised an advocacy meeting with provincial ministries in Bhalubang, Dang, the provincial headquarters of Lumbini Province in a proactive move towards addressing the longstanding issues surrounding transitional justice and reparation efforts.

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Media Roundtable Highlights Urgency of Addressing Conflict-Affected Women's Concerns

27 April 2024, Nepalgunj: During an interaction programme, organised by Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), media professionals and legal experts converged to discuss the critical role of media in advocating for the concerns of conflict-affected women in Nepal.

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Provincial Interaction on Transitional Justice between Conflict Victims and Civil Society Organizations Held in Nepalgunj

27 April 2024, Nepalgunj, Lumbini Province: An interaction programme on April 27, 2024, brought together conflict victims from Dang, Banke, and Bardiya districts with civil society organizations (CSOs) and stakeholders to discuss transitional justice and victims' right to reparation.

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Karnali Province Holds Forum on Transitional Justice and Victim Rights

22 April 2024, Surkhet: A three-day programme from April 20-22, 2024, brought together conflict victims, civil society organizations (CSOs), and stakeholders in Karnali Province to discuss transitional justice and victims' right to reparation.

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Female Journalists Urged to Continue Raising TJ Issues

17 April 2024, Kathmandu: During an interaction programme with female journalists, participants were urged to continue raising awareness about transitional justice and victims' rights.

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