The participants at the program organized by Human Rights Support Desk established under INSEC western regional office, Pokhara on the situation of Human Rights Defenders of western region, said that human rights defenders are still at risk.
During a discussion program, INSEC western regional coordinator Shiva Khakurel said that human rights defenders are still facing various kinds of threatening.
Activist Khaga Raj Acharya said that human rights defenders might have risk as they are supporting TRC and CIED to initiate their investigation process. He added that HR defenders must be aware while working in their field.
Senior Human Rights Activist, Tek Nath Baral said that it is very sad to hear that HR defenders are at risk even after the establishment of democracy and added that we should be serious on the security of HR defenders.
Secretary Jamuna Sharma of Conflict victim’s society of Kaski said that victims are compelled to live under fearful envirnoment due to the complaint that they have lodged at transitional justice commissions.
Vice president Janaki Sharma of Women Human Rights Defenders Network of Kaski said that HR defenders are compelled to work under risky conditions.
Chairperson Sarala Kumari Pandey of Human Rights Defender, protection and promotion center said that it is being hard to get information about the human rights situation of detainees in police custody as they are deprived to meet Human Rights Defenders.
Bishnu Prasad Adhikari