The ICJ calls on the government of Nepal to arrest army officer accused of enforced disappearance, torture and killing

The ICJ today urged the Government of Nepal to demonstrate its commitment to end impunity by arresting Major Niranjan Basnet upon his return from a UN peacekeeping mission in Chad.

Major Basnet is one of four Nepal Army officials accused in the enforced disappearance, torture and killing of Maina Sunuwar on 17 February 2004. Maina Sunuwar’s body was exhumed in March 2007 from its clandestine burial site at the Nepal Army Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre in Panchkhal.

Nepal-army officer-press release-2010-eng (full text, pdf)

Nepal-army officer-press release-2010-nep (full text, pdf)

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