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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 Organised Discussion Programme with Conflict Victims in Biratnagar

6 July 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) Koshi Province office on Saturday organised a discussion programme with conflict victims on the budget and programmes allocated by the Koshi Province government for victims for the next fiscal year.

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Training for Psychosocial Counsellors and Female Health Workers on WPS and NAP II Concluded

27 June 2024, Sudurpaschim: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), in collaboration with Nagarik Aawaz (NA) and the Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN), conducted a training for psychosocial counsellors and female health workers on the Second National Action Plan II on Women, Peace, and Security (WPS) at Kailali and Kanchanpur District on 24 and 26 June respectively.

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AF Organized Training to Empower Conflict-Affected Women in Sudurpaschim Province

27 June 2024, Kailali: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), in collaboration with Nagarik Aawaz and the Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN), organized a training program for conflict-affected women on Women Peace and Security (WPS) and Second National Action Plan (NAP II) at Kailali and Kanchanpur District on 23-24 and 25-26 June respectively.

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AF and AI Urge Nepal Government to End Torture and Ill-treatment

26 June 2024, Kathmandu: On the International Day in Support of Victims of Torture, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and Amnesty International published a public statement urging Government of Nepal to end the practice of torture and ill-treatment in various detention centres across the country.

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AF Filed PIL on Fundamental Child Rights and Juvenile Justice at High Court Tulsipur Butwal Bench

12 June 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), along with public interest litigation (PIL) lawyers' group and human rights activists, filed a PIL writ petition at the Butwal Bench of the High Court Tulsipur today.

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AF Assisted Conflict Victims to Submit Demand Paper to Province Ministries

8 June 2024, Kathmandu: Conflict victims, with assistance from Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF)'s Koshi Province Office, submitted a demand paper to various provincial ministries on 7 June 2024. The paper requested the inclusion of specific budgets and activities targeting the victims' needs.

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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.

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AF Conducted Capacity Building Training for Human Rights Defenders

26 May 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) partnered with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) to host a three-day capacity-building training for human rights defenders from 23 to 25 May 2024. The program focused on effective documentation of human rights violations.

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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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