Nepal: Recent reports of torture by police

Despite positive developments since 1990, AI has continued to receive reports of torture which, as far as the organization is aware, have not been officially investigated. This report documents allegations of torture of at least 18 people in police custody in late 1992. Six people, sympathizers of the opposition UML party, were reportedly tortured in Sindhuli district in October. They believe their arrest on suspicion of murder was due to their political affiliation. In Gorkha district, six people were reportedly tortured in November 1992: Purna Bahadur Bishwokarma, who suffered from depression, has since died. Five people were reportedly tortured in Kaski district in late November and in December Manikala Rai was reportedly beaten and raped by police in Kathmandu.

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