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Justice eludes Nepal civil war victims' families

The recent attempt by Baburam Bhattarai government to grant pardon to a Maoist lawmaker convicted by Supreme Court in a murder case has again brought to focus plight of families who lost their dear ones during the civil war.

world Updated: Dec 01, 2011 00:31 IST
Utpal Parashar

The recent attempt by Baburam Bhattarai government to grant pardon to a Maoist lawmaker convicted by Supreme Court in a murder case has again brought to focus plight of families who lost their dear ones during the civil war.

The peace deal that ended the war turned five on November 21, but justice eludes thousands of families who lost members to brutalities by the Nepal Army and Maoists during that 10 year period.

A joint report Adding Insult to Injury: Continued Impunity for Wartime Abuses released on Wednesday by Human Rights Watch and Advocacy Forum highlights the state of affairs.

The report states that despite efforts by families of victims, till date not a single perpetrator of human rights abuses during the civil war has been successfully prosecuted in a civilian court.