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Dekendra’s murderers sentenced

himalkhabar.com, 7 December The Dailekh District Court Sunday sentenced five accused of the torture and murder of journalist Dekendra Raj Thapa in 2004 for periods between one-and-half and two years in a landmark case that could set a precedent for other war-era crimes. Forensic examination of Thapa’s body showed he had been buried alive, and the prosecution […]


Human smuggling

Shambhu Kattel in Annapurna Post, 29 November A human smuggling from Nepal to the UK was exposed when two Syrians, along with their two brokers, were caught at the Tribhuvan International Airport. Primary investigations show that Nepal was the transit point of the facilitation, and settings were made at the airport to send them to […]


Bal Mandir rapists jailed

The Kathmandu District Court on Monday sentenced two men connected to the Bal Mandir to 16.5 years each, finding them guilty of repeatedly abusing three autistic girls in their early teens. Rabin Shrestha was a former head of adoptions at the state-run orphanage and Rabin Chalise was a former student and ran a youth club […]


Revisiting peacekeeping

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 1 2014 (IPS) – Finding ways to better integrate the two arms of U.N. Peace Operations – Special Political Missions and Peacekeeping Operations – will be one of the priorities for a new review panel headed by Nobel Peace Laureate and former president of Timor-Leste José Ramos-Horta. The review panel will look […]


Making peace with the past

In her seminal book A world of widows, lawyer and a fierce advocate for single women around the world, Margaret Owen, who is a widow herself, writes: ‘… for all women the death of a husband has extra significance because it represents not simply the departure of a partner, protector, and breadwinner, but also heralds a radical change in […]



 

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