KATHMANDU, Aug 15: "People are suffering more from torture than from wrongdoing. It is heart-burning to be defamed when you are innocent." This is the statement of Dr Ranjit Kumar Yadav, who was released on Sunday after spending four days in police custody on the charge of fake educational certificate.

KATHMANDU, June 26: Various human rights groups have expressed concern over the failure of the authorities to investigate and prosecute acts of torture in Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 4: On late Friday evening, Raju Kushwaha was not feeling well. The 19-year-old from Bagmati Municipality-10 in Sarlahi district was having a conversation with his family members before going to bed. Suddenly, he got a call from his girlfriend at around 10:30PM.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: As part of final efforts to resolve the Maoist insurgency-era disappearance cases, the Commission of Investigation on Enforced Disappeared Persons (CIEDP) is launching an additional probe into 2,000 cases including those related to the infamous Bhairavnath Battalion.

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: Lawyers and activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka have called states in the region to ensure perpetrators are held accountable in line with international standards in order to end the widespread practice of torture and other ill treatment.

KATHMANDU, June 10: Four Nepali youths abducted about a week ago by Jawiya Osama, an armed rebel group said to be operating in troubled Libya, are struggling for their lives as the group has been torturing them demanding a huge ransom for their release, according to relatives.

TAMGHAS, April 30: The practice of using torture against any people during interrogations in course of crime investigations has been already abolished from the country, said Attorney General Agni Prasad Kharel.

BIRGUNJ, April 10: Some former inmates of the Birgunj Prison have made a shocking revelation about how the torture and violence by guards inside the jail compelled one of their friends to attempt suicide.

KANCHANPUR, Sept 5: Family members of Dilip Singh Bista, the alleged perpetrator of Nirmala Panta's rape and murder have accused the police of giving extreme torture to Bista.

Preventing torture

June 26, 2018 00:30 am

The revised criminal code is an attempt toward systematic reform to address torture-related impunity. It should be implemented

REPUBLICA (KATHMANDU): National Network of Families of Disappeared and Missing Nepal, an organization of families of the victims of enforced disappearances, have threatened to launch protests to pressure the government into formulating necessary laws to criminalize conflict-era torture and enforced disappearances.

ILAM, Feb 22: Ensuring implementation of children's rights in Ilam has proven to be quite challenging. Blatant violation of children's rights can be observed in private and community schools of the district, according to local stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, Feb 5: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has asked the government to come up with a law criminalizing conflict-era torture and enforced disappearance so as to prevent a situation of conflict-era victims seeking justice through international institutions.

MUKALLA, June 22 :Hundreds of men swept up in the hunt for al-Qaida militants have disappeared into a secret network of prisons in southern Yemen where abuse is routine and torture extreme — including the “grill,” in which the victim is tied to a spit like a roast and spun in a circle of fire, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Expert call for revising torture bill

February 28, 2017 00:30 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 28: Legal experts have said that the Bill to Control Torture, Inhuman, Brutal and Disrespectful Acts 2016, which is currently on hold in parliament does not meet the international standards.

'Bill to Control Torture must be amended'

February 27, 2017 11:49 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: Experts have said that the Bill to Control Torture, Inhumane, Brutal and Disrespectful Acts 2016 which is currently on hold in parliament does not meet the international standards.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: It has been suspected that a Nepal Army (NA) Corporal Dipak Bahadur Khadka committed suicide due to the ‘unbearable pressure and torture’ inflicted on him during an internal investigation by NA over missing weapons.

Bill to criminalize torture tabled

August 30, 2016 02:40 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: Nearly two years after its registration at Parliament, a bill to criminalize torture has been tabled in the House, paving the way for lawmakers to register their amendments and have further discussions on it.

BIRGUNJ, Aug 24: Hundreds of bruises and scars on her body are easily noticeable. Those were the imprints left by abuse and violence she endured from her family members and neighbors over the past sixteen years.

MEXICO CITY, June 28: Claudia Medina Tamariz was asleep in her home in the Gulf coast port of Veracruz with her husband when Mexican marines burst in and arrested them both in August 2012.

KATHMANDU, June 27:Jhapa, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli's home district, has been found to have the highest number of torture complains in 2015.