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Insecurity on rise as culprits scot free: Amnesty


Amnesty International on Thursday said that the growing insecurity in the nation is due to the surge in violence and inability to bring the culprits to justice.

In its annual report for the year 2010 released today, the international human rights organization has said that murder and extortions by armed groups and the state increased.

The commitments made in the comprehensive peace agreement in relation to civil, political, socio-economic and cultural rights have not been fulfilled, and political differences and rise in the number of armed groups have added challenges to the peace process, according to the report.

According to the report, more than 100 armed groups are active in the Terai region and they have been especially kidnapping people of hill origin, and also attacking public property.

The Amnesty has also expressed concern over the failure to release children from the Maoist cantonments, the incidents of murder, intimidation and extortion of women rights defenders.

According to a research carried out by AI during the year, torture and other mistreatments took place in at least 111 countries, partial prosecution in 55, prohibition in the right to expression in 96 and prisoners of conscience in 48 countries.

Speaking at the report launch, Chairman of Amnesty International Nepal, Hem Kumar Khadka, said global justice gap has been leading to abuse, injustice and poverty against millions of people in the world.


Posted on: 2010-05-27 07:53