Justice for Adhikari Couple

NEPAL: The grave injustice of waiting and waiting for justice

Statement | Nepal | 09-06-2015

Ganga Maya Adhikari, who staged a 360-day hunger strike last year demanding action against the murderers of her son Krishna Prasad, has given a new 10-day ultimatum to the government to address her demands. Since Friday, 5 June 2015, she has only been taking juice and water, heightening her protest against the continuing injustice. Speaking […]

NEPAL: The Adhikari couple’s hunger strike takes a tragic turn

Statement | Nepal | 30-09-2014

There is more heartbreak for the family, friends, and supporters of the Adhikari couple.¬† On September 22, after 333 days of a hunger strike, Nanda Prasad Adhikari has died. His wife, Ganga Maya, remains in critical condition, and many people fear she will be unable to survive for much longer. As a result, sympathy for […]

NEPAL: Request to the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights to pay special attention to the demand for justice by the parents of the murdered Krishna Prasad Adhikari, on the 146th day of their hunger strike

Dear Madame Pillay, Nanda Prasad Adhikari and Gangamaya Adhikari of Phujel Village of Gorkha District have been on hunger strike together for the last 146 days demanding action against those responsible for the murder of their son, Krishna Prasad Adhikari. Their health condition is fast deteriorating, and it is time for the newly-elected Government of […]

NEPAL: Release of the main suspect in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commision has received updated information that one of the main accused in the murder of Krishna Prasad Adhikari, and the only suspect who has been arrested so far, was released on September 29, 2013. Krishna Prasad Adhikari was abducted and killed by Maoist cadres in 2004 at the heart […]

NEPAL: Conflict victims locked into a mental hospital for seeking justice

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received updated information regarding the condition of the parents of Krishna Prasad Adhikari about whom we issued an Urgent Appeal Case earlier (For further details, please see:¬†AHRC-UAC-049-2013). Krishna Prasad Adhikari was a young man who was murdered in 2004 in Chitwan by Maoist cadres following a […]

NEPAL: Conflict victims harassed and thrown out of their homes for seeking justice

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information regarding the murder of a young man in Chitwan in 2004 by Maoist cadres in the midst of the civil war, following a personal dispute. No investigation has been held into the circumstances of his death as the alleged perpetrators have benefited from high […]