Nepal: Human rights safeguards
In November 1993 an Amnesty International delegation visited Nepal. Discussions with government ministers and other officials focused on steps to prevent torture and ill-treatment in police custody, possible illegal killings resulting from police shooting on demonstrators and others, and impunity. Delegates also met members of non-governmental human rights organizations and others, as well as fifteen people who claimed to have been ill-treated or tortured in police custody during 1992 and 1993. Those interviewed included street children who had periodically been detained for short periods and beaten. Another case was that of Teelu Ghale, a 26-year-old owner of a carpet factory who was illegally detained and tortured.