ICJ urges the government and Nepal army to respect civilian jurisdiction in the case of Maina Sunuwar

The ICJ today urged action by the Government to ensure respect for civilian jurisdiction in the Maina Sunuwar case.

The Nepal Army has acknowledged that Maina Sunuwar died following prolonged torture at the Nepal Army’s Birendra Peacekeeping Training Centre in Panchakhal on 17 February 2004.

However, it has refused to recognize civilian court jurisdiction as established by the Supreme Court’s September 2007 decision, and to surrender Major Niranjan Basnet to the Kavre District Court pursuant to a 31 January 2008 arrest warrant.

Nepal-civilian jurisdiction-press release-2010 (full text, PDF)

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