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The Torture and Death in Custody of Maina Sunuwar - Summary of Concerns (December 2006)
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Maina Sunuwar, a 15­year­old girl, was allegedly tortured and died in the custody of
the (Royal) Nepalese Army (NA) in February 2004 at the Birendra Peace Operations
Training Centre in Panchkhal, Kavrepalanchowk District. Her body is reportedly buried
at the centre, where members of the NA are given training before being deployed on UN peacekeeping missions. As with other cases of human rights abuses, OHCHR has persistently advocated that those responsible be held fully accountable, and has
documented attempts to seek justice for the alleged torture and subsequent death of
Maina Sunuwar.
OHCHR maintains that justice has not been done in this case. It believes that police
should carry out a full investigation into the alleged torture and death of Maina 
Sunuwar, with collaboration from the NA, and that the officers and soldiers alleged to be responsible should be brought before an independent civilian court. 
Publisher:
OHCHR ,   (2006 )
Type / Script:
Progress Report in English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, HUMAN RIGHTS, MONITORING, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, TORTURE VICTIMS, ABUSE OF POWER, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, CRIME VICTIMS, DEATH IN CUSTODY, JUSTICE.
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 UNOHCHR : UN High Commissioner for Human Rights
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14.02.02  -  Human Rights
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