Tuesday March 11, 2014
Nepal: Intimidation and Police Harassment of Occupy Baluwatar movementLetter by WIlliam Gomes Salem-News.com
Human rights defenders are are told they are powerless in their hope to see Mr Bal Krishna Dhungel, a convicted murderer, UCPN-M member and former lawmaker, face justice.
(YORK, UK) - Human rights activists are under the gun in Nepal. Their efforts in seeking justice have been an uphill battle.
The Occupy Baluwatar movement is comprised by a number of organisations in Nepal, that are actively engaged in peaceful human rights work.
The group campaigns for an end to gender-based violence and government impunity over human rights violations that were committed by security forces and Maoist rebels during the armed conflict in Nepal.
Just days ago, the chairperson for the Unified Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) (UCPN-M), Mr Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda, issued a press statement describing the Occupy Baluwatar movement as “a mere street dance”.
He claims the human rights defenders are powerless in their hope to see Mr Bal Krishna Dhungel, a convicted murderer, UCPN-M member and former lawmaker, face justice. The movement has been active in calling for the arrest of Bal Krishna Dhungel.
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Salem-News.com Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.
He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency Asianews.it from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.
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