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NEPAL: Illegal arrest and torture of two young men by the police in Kathmandu

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission is forwarding information from the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) on arbitrary arrest and torture of two young men in a Kathmandu police stati...

NEPAL: A Dalit woman’s house in Baglung district burnt down and fears police inaction 

Dear friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that one Dalit woman’s house in Baglung district was burnt down by her upper caste neighbor on 13 November 2003, af...

NEPAL: Alleged rape of two teenage girls by Nepalese police 

Dear Friends The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that two young girls, Janaki Chaudhari (16 years old) and Chinki Chaudhari (14 years old), were gang-raped by seven armed...

NEPAL: A detainee who was tortured by police officers urgently needs medical assistance

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding information from the International Secretariat of OMCT on the torture of a detainee by police officers, and his urgent need of medi...

NEPAL: BHUTAN process of assessment of refugee status invalid

Dear Friends, We join the appeal from the Human Rights Watch for URGENT intervention in the current situation in Nepal regarding the assessment of refugee status by the governments of Bhutan and Nepal...

UPDATE (NEPAL): Update on The illegal arrest and torture of Ravi Kiran Regmi 

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is happy to give you good news that Mr. Ravi Kiran Regmi alias “Nirjeeb” has been released from the Bharatpur Army Barrack in Nepal o...

NEPAL: The illegal arrest and torture of Ravi Kiran Regmi by the army security personnel 

Dear Friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information that Ravi Kiran Regmi, alias Nirjeeb, 59, a teacher, has been held and tortured by the army security forces in Narayangh...

NEPAL: Torture and incommunicado detention by Police in Kathmandu

Dear Friends We are forwarding information from The International Secretariat of OMCT on the Torture and incommunicado detention of three men by Police in the Hanumandhoka District Police Office (HDPO...

NEPAL: Torture: Ramesh SHARMA

Dear Friends Below is an urgent appeal we are forwarding from INSEC on behalf of Mr Ramesh SHARMA and others being subjected to extreme torture in Nepal, and we would welcome your action on their beha...

Nepal: Case of Torture by the military — Asian Human Rights Commission

Dear Friends AHRC is informed of a severe case of torture by the military in Nepal. Besides, recently many other torture cases are reported from Nepal. Your urgent action is required and we firmly bel...

NEPAL: Mr Keshav Timilsina: Torture and Incommunicado Detention

Dear Friends The International Secretariat of OMCT requests your URGENT intervention in the following situation of torture and incommunicado detention in Nepal. Thank you. Urgent Appeals Desk Asian Hu...

UPDATE (BHUTAN/NEPAL/INDIA/UNHCR): Bhutanese refugees to go on hunger strike in all camps 

Dear Friends, We are sending you the following development of refugee crisis in Nepal. The hunger strike (Dharna) that began in one the verified camp of Khudunabari on Jan. 7, continues into its 21st ...

UPDATE (BHUTAN/NEPAL/INDIA/UNHCR): Hunger strike is going on; Need your support

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) would like to inform you regarding the recent developments of the Bhutanese Refugees’ indefinite Dharna (means hunger strike) that began on 7 January 200...

TORTURE AND CYANIDE: A RESPONSE TO : IS TORTURE EVER JUSTIFIED

TORTURE AND CYANIDE: A RESPONSE TO “IS TORTURE EVER JUSTIFIED” — Basil Fernando, AHRC Note: The following letter, dated 14 January 2003, was written to the Economist magazine in repl...

UPDATE (BHUTAN/NEPAL/INDIA/UNHCR): Bhutanese refuges start indefinite hunger strike 

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has been informed that more than 100,000 Bhutanese refugees in Nepal have decided to go on an indefinite hunger strike beginning today (Jan. 7) in order to dem...

BHUTAN/NEPAL/INDIA/UNHCR: No activity to verify the status of Bhutanese refugee in Nepal 

BHUTAN/NEPAL/INDIA/UNHCR: Denial of the right to refugee; Political maneuvering, stagnation and human rights violations ———————————...

KASHMIR: Prominent journalist in Srinagar, Muzamil Jaleel, assaulted by Indian police

The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is alarmed to learn that a close associate of AHRC and an associate member of the Asian Legal Resource Centre (ALRC), Muzamil Jaleel, has been assaulted by sev...

UPDATE (NEPAL): A free and fair trial of Mr. Pradhan should be guaranteed

Dear Friends,  Regarding our previous appeal (UA-39-2001) about the arrest and trial of Mr. S. K. Pradhan, secretary-general of the Peoples Forum for Human Rights and Development (PFHRD), we are forw...

UPDATE (NEPAL): Innocent detention still continues – release on bail was denied

Dear Friends,  We are sending you updated information regarding our previous appeal (UA-39-2001) about Mr. S. K. Pradhan, secretary-general of the Peoples Forum for Human Rights and Development (PFHR...

NEPAL: State of Emergency and TADO enable gross human rights abuses

State of Emergency and TADO enable gross human rights abuses NEPAL: ‘Anti-Terrorism’ law and ‘State of Emergency’ deny right to freedom from torture, arbitrary arrest, extra-ju...