2003-11-29 - incident - Kathmandu district २०६०-०८-१३ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-11006
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Name POKHAREL, Kaushalya (f)
- Alleged Dates of Arrest29 November 2003
- Some of the detainees held in the Garage were transferred to the Hall in early December 2003, to be removed days later as part of a large group of detainees who remain on the current list of unresolved disappearance cases. Three other former detainees in the Garage, who were seen in custody at Maharajgunj after December 2003, probably died while in custody due to torture (see below). Of eight women who shared one side of the Garage at this time, only four have been seen alive after December 2003. Those who remain disappeared are Kaushalya Pokhrel, Rebkala Tiwari, Durga Bisenke and Renuka Dulal.
- Four of eight female detainees held in the Garage have not been seen since December 2003: Rebkhala Tiwari, Kaushalya Pokharel, Renuka Dulal, and Durga Bishenke. All were arrested between September and December 2003. Another two female detainees held in a separate location have also not been seen since December 2003: Nirmala Bhandari, arrested on 15 September 2003, and a girl under 16 whose name has not been confirmed. One or more of these women may have been pregnant at the time of arrest. OHCHR received credible and consistent reports that female detainees were subjected to physical and verbal sexual abuse, sometimes by intoxicated officers. Witness testimony indicates that some women had their clothing removed during interrogation.
- The detention of many other ANNFSU-R members who, like Krishna KC, were arrested and detained by the Bhairabnath battalion, has never been acknowledged by the RNA. Among those OHCHR has concluded were alive and under control of Bhairabnath or Yuddha Bhairab battalions until at least 20 December 2003 are Gyanendra Tripathi, Kaushalya Pokharel and her brother, Arjun Pokharel, Rebakala Tiwari and her husband, Bhawanath Dhamala. In addition to students, many labourers, trade union members, intellectuals, and teachers, were also subject to arbitrary detention and torture and the deliberate denial of judicial supervision.