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17 April 2017

The District Court Kavrepalanchowk Convicts Three out of Four Army Officers Accused of Maina's Murder


Kathmandu: Today, after 13 years of legal battle, the District Court of Kavrepalanchok has convicted perpetrators involved in Maina's murder. The court has acquitted one of them, who is still serving the army. (For more detail of the case see, Maina Sunuwar: Separating Facts from Fiction, http://advocacyforum.org/downloads/pdf/publications/maina-english.pdf.)

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Five years have passed since former BNP lawmaker M. Ilias Ali disappeared without a trace, and the law enforcers have failed to find him. Ilias Ali was an Organising Secretary of Bangladesh Nationalist Party (BNP) at the time of his disappearance, along with his chauffeur Mohammad Ansar on the night of April 17, 2012. Police later found his car near his home at Banani, Dhaka.

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Five years after the disappearance and murder of garment worker union leader Aminul Islam, his killers have not been brought to justice.

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