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Report of Investigation into Arbitrary Detention, Torture and Disappearances at Maharajgunj RNA barracks, Kathmandu, in 2003–2004 (May 2006).
Abstract:
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 varying periods in Maharajgunj barracks were subjected to severe and prolonged ill-treatment and torture, with a principal role played by the Bhairabnath battalion. #CommunistPartyOfNepal #Maoist
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, TORTURE VICTIMS, WAR CRIMES, TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL TREATMENT, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, DISAPPEARANCE OF PERSONS, ABUSE OF POWER, ARBITRARY DETENTION, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, VIOLENCE.
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2006)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
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Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: SANJIYA SHRESTHA, Auditor:
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Report of Investigation into Arbitrary Detention, Torture and Disappearances at Maharajgunj RNA barracks, Kathmandu, in 2003–2004 (May 2006).
Abstract:
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 varying periods in Maharajgunj barracks were subjected to severe and prolonged ill-treatment and torture, with a principal role played by the Bhairabnath battalion. #COMMUNISTPARTYOFNEPAL #MAOIST
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, TORTURE VICTIMS, WAR CRIMES, TORTURE AND OTHER CRUEL TREATMENT, CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY, DISAPPEARANCE OF PERSONS, ABUSE OF POWER, ARBITRARY DETENTION, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND, VIOLENCE.
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2006)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
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Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: PRATIVASHRESTHA, Auditor:
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Report of Investigation into Arbitrary Detention, Torture and Disappearances at Maharajgunj RNA barracks, Kathmandu, in 2003–2004
Abstract:
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 beinglinked 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 varying 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 whereabouts. 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 Bhairabnath battalion acknowledges responsibility for the arrest and detention of 137 people during the period 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 Yuddha Bhairab 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.
Publisher: OHCHR Type / Script:
Progress Report  in  English
Keywords:
HUMAN RIGHTS, TORTURE, ARBITRARY DETENTION, WAR CRIMES, RIGHT TO PEACE, HUMAN RIGHTS ADVANCEMENT, HUMAN RIGHTS INDICATORS, HUMAN RIGHTS MONITORING, HUMAN RIGHTS POLICY, HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS, HUMAN SECURITY, HUMANITARIAN INTERVENTION, HUMANITARIAN STANDARDS, MANKIND
Thematic Group:
UNOHCHR , (2006)
Thesaurus:
14.02.02 - Human Rights
PDF | File Size: 244 KB   Download
Feeder: DINA JANGAM, Editor: , Auditor:
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