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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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Nepal’s Number One export: People

If there is one aspect of Nepal’s socio-economic condition that touches the life of just about every Nepali family today, it is migration. There is no other more damning indictment of governance failure and criminal neglect over the last 25 years. This is flagrant abdication by the political leadership of its primary responsibility of protecting its citizens.

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Amnesty Nepal Orients Group 67 and Forestry Youth Network in Hetauda

On 23 December, Amnesty International Nepal conducted a half day orientation to the members of Amnesty International Nepal Group 67 Hetauda. Likewise, members of Amnesty Nepal Forestry Youth Network of College of Forestry also oriented on the same day in the Hetauda College of Forestry. 75 members of Group 67 and over 60 participants from Forestry Youth Network were oriented on the fundamental concepts of human rights, and Amnesty International and its major human rights campaigns

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An editorial follow-up of The Kathmandu Post to Amnesty International’s Press Release ‘Nepal: Migrant workers failed by government, exploited by businesses’


Dec 20, 2017-More than two years since the implementation of the ‘free visa, free ticket’ policy for out-migrant workers by the government, this scheme has been largely ignored by recruiting agencies. And the government is not doing enough to enforce it. Potential out-migrant workers continue to suffer from a lack of information and fall into numerous illegal traps.

 

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Letter to His Excellency Lasse Bjørn Johannessen, Ambassador of Norway

Amnesty International Nepal submitted a letter to His Excellency Lasse Bjørn Johannessen, ambassador of Norway on 18 December sharing Amnesty International’s concern on the forcible returns of the Afghan asylum seekers from Norway and other European countries to Afghanistan where they face imminent threat to their lives and abuses of human rights. Amnesty Nepal also sent signatures of 63 Amnesty activists who had demonstrated before the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Kathmandu on Friday, 15 December.  

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