Nepal government promotes Army General blacklisted for disappearances
Nepal government on Thursday promoted Nepal Army Major General Toran Bahadur Singh to Lieutenant General. The Rayamajhi Probe Commission formed in 2006 had blacklisted Mr. Singh as responsible for the arbitrary detention, torture and the disappearance of 49 detainees in the Bhairabnath Battalian in 2001 in Kathmadu.
Nepal government took this decision while the United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNOHCHR), National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and other national and international human rights institutions have been urging the government to provide justice to the victims.
Former Maoist rebels have been protesting against what they call ‘military supremacy’ for seven months. They have been in the UN-monitored peace process for 44 months.
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