Nepal extends tenure of commission probing conflict abuses

Posted February 10, 2017 10:33 am by Editor

Nepal extends tenure of commission probing conflict abuses

The commission investigating deaths and abuses during Nepal’s communist insurgency received a one-year extension Thursday after being unable to finish its work on thousands of claims and complaints collected from victims and their families.  The Truth and Reconciliation Commission received 58,052 claims and complaints since 2 commissions were established in 2015 – one to probe enforced disappearances and another to investigate more than  60,000 complaints of violations committed during the war.  More than 17,000 people are believed to have been killed in a decade of fighting between communist rebels and government troops before a United Nations-brokered peace deal ended the

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