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“We still hope that our father will return”

30.08.2019 ( Last modified: 29.08.2019 )

On the International Day of the Victims of Enforced Disappearances, TRIAL International remembers all the families torn apart by this crime.

Under international law, enforced disappearance is a crime distinct from confinement or extrajudicial execution: the uncertainty, and the constant swing between hope and disillusionment, has been recognized to amount to psychological torture.

Among the many victims is the courageous Katwal family. For over a decade, they have fought Nepalese authorities to find their husband and father, Chakra Bahadur Katwal. His daughter Kamala agreed to narrate their journey.

 

 

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