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AI report expresses concern over rise of Impunity in Nepal



KATHMANDU: As the country has been passing through transitional period, the rights situation of the country remained critical. A recent report of International human rights watchdog Amnesty International (AI) has expressed its concern over the “deepening trend” of impunity in Nepal.

The Annual Report of the organization said that impunity has further entrenched as the government promoted alleged perpetrators of human rights violations to senior public positions, withdrew criminal cases against them and attempted to establish a transitional justice mechanism with the power to recommend amnesties for crimes under international law.

Amnesty International Report 2013 release globally on Thursday said that debates on federalism led to political violence in several parts of the country. Arbitrary detention, torture and extrajudicial executions were reported throughout the year.

The report said, “The Constituent Assembly was dissolved on 27 May before completing a new Constitution, as political parties failed to reach a consensus on several key issues despite four years of negotiations. Confrontational political rhetoric around the model of federalism to be adopted and demands for greater autonomy for ethnic minorities and Indigenous Peoples increased, leading to violent clashes and divisions between and within political parties.”

The AI report further added that efforts to ensure accountability for human rights violations and victims’ rights to justice, truth and reparation “were seriously undermined by the government’s promotion of individuals alleged to have committed human rights violations to senior public positions.”

In Nepal, Chairperson of AI Nepal Shambhu Thakur made the report public amidst the special program in Kathmandu while Director of the organization Rameshwar Nepal made a presentation about the human rights concerns covered in the Annual Report and also briefed about human rights situation in Nepal documented by the report.

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