Mr. Ram BahadurThapa “Badal” Hon’ble Home Minister
Ministry of Home Affairs Singhdurbar, Kathmandu
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Sub: Investigate Torture Case, Take Legal Action against Perpetrators, Provide Immediate Medical Support and Compensation to Victim
The recent incident of torture of Som Basnet, 40, a resident of Harichaur Rural Municipality- 6, Baglung district has drawn our attention. We express our serious concern on the brutal police torture on him at around 9pm on 13 January 2019 in Haitya Police Post, Baglung district. According to the source, he was brutally tortured by two policemen by beating him with sticks and kicking with police boots. Due to brutal torture his bile duct, pancreas and urinary bladder were damaged. Doctor has removed his damaged internal organs and he has received 52 stitches on his stomach. Please find the enclosed document for detailed information and photographs.
We, the members of Asian Alliance against Torture, request you and the other concerned authorities to thoroughly investigate the case, take legal action against the perpetrators, provide immediate medical support and adequate compensation for the loss he has suffered and future opportunities, guarantee the non repetition of such heinous crimes in future.
Asian Alliance against Torture (A3T) is a coalition of 15 civil society organizations covering 10 Asian countries to work in solidarity for prevention of torture in Asia. Established in 2018, its secretariat is based in Jakarta, Indonesia.
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