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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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Journalists Urge Conflict Victims to Unite for Justice

15 April 2024, Kathmandu: In an interaction programme with journalists to discuss the latest updates in the transitional justice process organized by Advocacy Forum-Nepal, participants urged the conflict victims to unite for the cause of justice.

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Gandaki Province Discusses Interim Relief and Reparations for Conflict Victims

15 April 2024, Kaski: A Stakeholder's Forum on April 14-15, 2024, focused on interim relief and reparations for conflict victims in Gandaki Province.

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Joint Advocacy Meeting on Transitional Justice and Women's Peace and Security Held

12 April 2024, Lalitpur: In a concerted effort to advance transitional justice and the women's peace and security agenda, Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF), in collaboration with the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ), convened a crucial joint advocacy meeting at Lalitpur, Bagmati Province.

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Provincial Forum on Transitional Justice between Conflict Victims and Civil Society Organizations Held in Dhangadhi

12 April 2024, Dhangadhi: A province-level interaction programme aimed at fostering dialogue between conflict victims, civil society organizations, and stakeholders on transitional justice and victims' rights to reparation was successfully conducted from April 10 to April 12, 2024, in Dhangadhi, Sudurpaschim Province.

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Chief Justice Shrestha Reminded Judges and Stakeholders of Non-Amnesty for Serious Rights Violations

11 April 2024, Kathmandu: Delivering a keynote speech in a judicial dialogue, Right Honorable Chief Justice of Nepal Justice Bishwamber Prasad Shrestha reminded justice sector actors of their roles to provide effective remedies to victims of serious human rights violations.

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District Court Chitwan Sends Ex-Maoist Combatant Kham to Judicial Custody for Homicide of Ramhari Shrestha

5 April 2024, Kathmandu: District Court Chitwan has issued an order to send ex-Maoist combatant Kali Bahadur Kham "Bibidh" to judicial custody in District Prison Chitwan today for the torture leading to death of Ramhari Shrestha.

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Family of Enforced Disappearance Observes Last Rites of Victim

4 April 2024, Kathmandu: Family members of enforced disappearance victim Hukum Bahadur Shahi have conducted his last rites after making a grass body on 27 March 2024.

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AF Organized Interaction on NAPII among Conflict Victims, Political Parties and Local Government in Banke

2 April 2024, Kathmandu: Advocacy Forum-Nepal (AF) and International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) organized an interaction programme in collaboration with Conflict Victim Women National Network (CVWN) and District Coordination Committee Banke on 1 April 2024.

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High Court Nepalgunj Bench Issued Interim Order Against Airport Authority

28 March 2024, Kathmandu: Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed by Advocacy Forum-Nepal's Lumbini Province Senior Coordinator Basanta Gautam and others, High Court Tulsipur, Nepalgunj Bench issued an interim order on 27 March 2024 against Nepalgunj Airport Civil Aviation Office and other respondents to display the price list mandatorily in the airport canteen and prohibit the sale of tobacco products inside the airport premises.

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

Dhanusha, 25 March 2024: In a concerted effort to bolster support for conflict victims and strengthen civil society engagement, a two-day interaction programme was held in Lalgadh, Mithila Municipality, Dhanusha District, Madhesh Province.

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