Amnesty International Annual Report 2017-18 was launched amidst programmes in different parts across the world including Kathmandu on 22/02/1018.
Joint Press Statement
Nepal: Transitional Justice Proving Elusive
Term Extensions do not Cure Act’s Fundamental Problems
The three organizations warned that the mere extension of the terms of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and the Commission on the Investigation of Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) is likely to prolong the justice process without meaningfully improving the chances that victims will have their demands for justice, truth, and accountability met.
On 31 January 2018, Istanbul’s 35th High Criminal Court had ordered the release of Taner Kılıç, Chair of Amnesty International Turkey, who was being held under false charges for his human rights work by the Turkish regime. A lawyer by profession, Kılıç is one of the vocal human rights defenders in Turkey.
The prosecutor contested the Court's ruling and Kılıç was re-arrested on 1 February. The next hearing is scheduled for 21 June 2018
16th Anniversary of the Killing of Muktinath Adhikari observed with an Interaction on Nepal's Current Transitional Justice Situation
Muktinath Adhikari Memorial Foundation and Amnesty International Nepal jointly organized an event on 17 January to mark the 16th anniversary of the killing of Muktinath Adhikari.
Adhikari, then headmaster of Panini Sanskrit High School, Duradada, Lamjung was brutally killed on 17 January 2002 by the Maoist cadres. He was dragged out of the classroom, taken half an hour's distance away from the school blindfolded, then tied up in a tree with his muffler, stabbed on his stomach and shot on head and chest.
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What is happening to the Rohingya in Myanmar right now is planned, deliberate and targeted. It is the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis. It is ethnic cleansing.
We now know that at least 80 inhabited sites have been set alight by the Myanmar’s security forces and vigilante mobs, with massive fires. Entire villages have been burnt to the ground.
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