KATHMANDU, Oct 12: The next hearing on the case involving Yograj Dhakal (also known as Regal), who is convicted in a murder case and granted amnesty under political pressure, has been scheduled for October 31.
KATHMANDU, Oct 6: On the occasion of Constitution Day, the President traditionally grants amnesty to prisoners, a practice that has recently come under scrutiny. This year, the controversy surrounds the presidential pardon given to Yog Dhakal, also known as Regal, the convicted murderer of Chetan Manandhar. Regal was serving a life sentence before he was released through presidential pardon on Constitution Day. President Ramchandra Paudel's decision to grant him amnesty has sparked widespread debate and criticism, from the streets to parliament.
KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP) filed a resolution in the House of Representatives to stop amnesty, saying it was a wrong practice. In the proposal registered on Tuesday, a question has been raised about the presidential pardon on the recommendation of the government.
KATHMANDU, Oct 2: President Ram Chandra Paudel has taken cognizance of the three-point attention letter submitted by the Rastriya Swatantra Party (RSP). The RSP brought to President Paudel's attention the matter of amnesty granted to Yograj Dhakal, commonly known as the 'Regal' of Nepalgunj, on Constitution Day.
KATHMANDU, May 31: The hearing on the writ petition filed in the Supreme Court (SC) against the government's decision to commute the sentence of Reshamlal Chaudhary, who was convicted in the Tikapur incident, is being held on Wednesday. The government commuted Chaudhary's life sentence on the occasion of Republic Day, paving the way for him to walk free from Dillibazar Jail on Monday.
KATHMANDU, May 28: In a highly controversial move, President Ram Chandra Paudel has pardoned the prison sentence of Resham Chaudhary, who is serving life imprisonment in connection with the brutal murder of eight persons including seven police personnel and a minor in Tikapur in 2015.
In a commendable display of commitment to justice and the rule of law, the Office of the President has sent back a proposal forwarded by the government to grant amnesty to Resham Chaudhary, the mastermind behind the heinous Tikapur incident. By suggesting adherence to prevailing laws and principles established by the Supreme Court, President Paudel has demonstrated that vested political interests should not guide cases of such significance.
KATHMANDU, May 26: The government has moved ahead with the process to grant amnesty to Resham Lal Chaudhary and others who were sentenced to life imprisonment by three levels of courts over the Tikapur incident.
KATHMANDU, Feb 18: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to all local level candidates, who were fined by the Election Commission (EC) for failing to submit the details of their election expenses on time.
CHITWAN, Feb 19: On the occasion of Democracy Day, President Bidhya Devi Bhandari commuted the sentences of 501 prisoners across the country and granted amnesty to 12 others at the recommendation of the Council of Ministers.
KATHMANDU, July 22: Amid mounting pressure within the party to save party unity, CPN-UML Chairman K P Oli has softened his stance toward the party's lawmakers who casted their votes in favor of Nepali Congress (NC) President Sher Bahadur Deuba in parliament.
KATHMANDU, Jan 17: The Amnesty International (AI) has asked Nepal’s parliament to amend the Information Technology (IT) bill in conformity with the international standards and ensure that the law is not used to criminalize the peaceful exercise of the right to freedom of expression.
Nepal Communist Party (NCP) co-chair Pushpa Kamal Dahal seems keen on granting amnesty to the perpetrators of 2015 Tikapur carnage. On Sunday, he said that the anti-constitution protest that resulted in lynchings of seven police personnel and a toddler in Kailali was a political uprising and that it should be dealt with as such. Such a remark from the head of ruling party is irresponsible and smacks of impunity.
MANILA, July 8: Amnesty International urgently called for international pressure and an immediate U.N. investigation to help end what it says are possible crimes against humanity in the Philippine president’s bloody anti-drug crackdown.
DUBAI, May 1: Amnesty International called on Yemen’s Houthi movement, which controls the capital Sanaa, to free 10 journalists held for nearly four years on what the rights group described as trumped-up spying charges.
LONDON, March 21: Amnesty International attacked the electric vehicle (EV) industry on Thursday for selling itself as environmentally friendly while producing many of its batteries using polluting fossil fuels and unethically sourced minerals.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs Bhanu Bhakta Dhakal has said that the government will resolve the issues of transitional justice without granting a general amnesty to those involved in serious human rights violations during the Maoist armed insurgency.
KATHMANDU, Aug 1: The Nepali Embassy in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has urged the Nepalis living in the UAE illegally for various reasons to take advantage of a three-month amnesty granted for all living illegally in the UAE.
KATHMANDU, July 20Amnesty International Nepal has expressed its serious concerns over the use of force by Nepal Police at the Karnali Academy of Health and Sciences (KAHS) in Jumla on Thursday to bring Dr Govinda KC to Kathmandu.Dr KC started a hunger-strike at the KAHS on June 30 demanding key reforms in the health sector including withdrawal of the Medical Education Bill from parliament.
The United States should investigate the United Arab Emirates’ use of detention and torture, according to Amnesty International. This is because the US supports the UAE’s military campaign in Yemen. Amnesty called on the US Congress to pressure President Donald Trump to condemn the UAE for torture and arbitrary detention.
CAIRO, July 12: An international rights group on Thursday called for an investigation into alleged disappearances, torture and possible deaths in detention facilities run by the United Arab Emirates and its allied militias in southern Yemen as potential war crimes.
The US carried out war crimes in its four-month-long siege of the Syrian city of Raqqa last year, according to evidence gathered by Amnesty International and released in a report by the human rights group on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, May 28: Amid protest from the public and various human rights organizations, murder-convict Bal Krishna Dhungel has been granted amnesty. Upon the recommendation from the government, President Bidya Devi Bhandari has granted amnesty to 816 jailbirds including Dhungel marking the Republic Day.
KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The government has largely failed to protect migrant workers from unlawful and criminal conducts by dishonest recruitment agencies and agents despite the sizeable contribution of remittances in the economy, according to a recently published report of a human rights watchdog.
KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The Nepali government’s failure to crack down on recruitment agencies charging illegal fees for jobs abroad is leaving migrant workers trapped in a vicious cycle of debt and exploitation, says Amnesty International.
KATHMANDU, June 6: Amnesty International has today released a report 'Turning People into Profits' bringing the issue of abusive recruitment, trafficking and forced labour of Nepali migrant workers into light.
KATHMANDU, March 31: The government on Thursday announced that it is to run volunteers' camps across Saudi Arabia to facilitate the return home of Nepalis working in the Gulf kingdom without proper legal status.
KATHMANDU, March 27: The Nepali embassy in Riyadh has urged Nepalis working illegally in Saudi Arabia to make use of the amnesty announced by the Saudi government, pledging to do the needful for their hassle-free home return.
KATHMANDU, March 21: Saudi Arabia has announced amnesty for undocumented workers offering rare passage for foreigners staying without legal papers to change their status or leave the Gulf kingdom without facing legal consequences.
Paul Jackson, a political economist working predominantly on conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, has closely studied post-conflict African countries like Sierra Leone and Zimbabwe. He has also been involved in Nepal’s peace process since 2009, as a foreign consultant helping with the supervision, integration and rehabilitation of ex-Maoist combatants. Republica’s Biswas Baral talked to Jackson, who is also a professor of African Politics at Birmingham University, to understand how the peace process in Nepal compares to other peace processes. Has it been a success? How does Nepal get transitional justice right?
KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has assured the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) that the government and his party are not seeking a blanket amnesty in conflict-era cases of human rights violation.