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This is a report of OHCHR’s investigations into the arrest, detention, torture and continuing disappearance of individuals arrested by the Royal Nepalese Army (RNA, now the Nepalese (Army) and held in Maharajgunj barracks in Kathmandu in 2003 on suspicion of being linked to the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (CPN-M). Most of the hundreds of individuals who were arrested by the RNA in 2003 and detained for vary in periods in Maharajgunj barracks were subjected to severe and prolonged ill-treatment and torture, with a principal role played by the Bhairabnath battalion. To date, OHCHR has confirmed the identity of 49 individuals who were in the custody of Bhairabnath battalion between September and December 2003 but who remain disappeared. OHCHR’s continuing investigation suggests that the actual number in this category is significantly higher. The Government of Nepal has denied any knowledge of their fate or where abouts. Their names are among those currently listed as unresolved disappearance cases maintained by various agencies, including the United Nations Working Group on Enforced or Involuntary Disappearances (WGEID). The concerned and claims that these individuals were released or transferred after short periods of detention. However, absent from this list are at least forty-nine individuals known to OHCHR to have been held in the custody of the Bhairabnath or YuddhaBhairab battalions. The OHCHR rejects the RNA’s denial of responsibility on the basis of consistent, credible and corroborated testimony of victims and witnesses that these people were last seen in their custody in Maharajgunj.

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UN ,   (2006 )
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Progress Report in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, ARBITRARY DETENTION, TORTURE, DISAPPEARANCE OF PERSONS, MEDICAL TREATMENT, DEATH IN CUSTODY, COMMUNIST PARTIES, DETENTION, CONFLICT, ARMED CONFLICT, CEASEFIRE
Thematic Group:
 UNHCR : Refugees and Migration
Thesaurus:
14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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