Human Rights Watch honors the head of ICJ affiliated organization in Nepal

Mandira Sharma, a leading human rights advocate from Nepal, will receive Human Rights Watch’s highest honor on November 2.

In 2001, Sharma helped found Advocacy Forum, a Nepali NGO and ICJ Affiliated Organisation that has played an instrumental role in defending the rights of Nepali people caught in the brutal civil war between Maoist insurgents and the Nepali government, during which more than 13,000 Nepalis were killed, most of them by government troops.

Nepal-HRW honors Nepali activist-Press releases-2006 (full text, PDF)

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