Govt told to end impunity

Kathmandu, March 25:

Maintaining that the government has failed to punish perpetrators of rights abuses, human rights activists today called the government to end impunity and maintain rule of law in the country.

“The government has been a failure as it has done nothing to punish human rights abusers even after the establishment of loktantra,” former member of National Human Rights Commission Sushil Pyakurel said. Pyakurel also asked why the government is yet to sign the statute of the International Criminal Court and take any concrete decision about the disappeared.

He was speaking at a programme organised by the Advocacy Forum where a book on Dark 258 Days written by journalist Jitman Basnet who spent these days in Bhairav Nath Barrack’s detention after the royal takeover on February 1, 2005.