1 MIN READ
In 2003, during the civil war, 24-year-old Gaya Prasad Chaudhary was arrested in Rajapur VDC – Ward 3 (Bardia District) by the Nepal Army on suspicion of being a Maoist. Though he had no connection to the then rebels, he was beaten and tortured. When finally released, Chaudhary had sustained neurological damage that left him in continuous pain. Twelve years later, Gaya Prasad Chaudhary gives his opinion of what happened.
A crowd-sourcing campaign for back surgery for Mr. Chaudhary is underway here.
Correction: September 7, 2015
A previous version of this story stated that Gaya Prasad Chaudhary had not received any compensation from the Government of Nepal. This was untrue. Mr. Chaudhary was reimbursed in 2003 for surgery he underwent following his torture. Due to the severity of his neurological damage, Mr. Chaudhary has needed ongoing medical treatment, from which he has incurred sizable personal debt.
Cover photo: Gaya Prasad Chaudhary and his wife. The Record
76 min read
Using extensive documentary footage from the Maoist conflict, General Sam Cowan provides incisive analysis on the military effectiveness of the People’s Liberation Army.
14 min read
A decade has passed since the end of the civil war, but Nepal’s truth and reconciliation program is still suffering from a lack of political will
1 min read
Gaya Prasad Chaudhary was tortured by the Nepal Army twelve years ago, but his suffering continues
5 min read
NCP faction names Madhav Kumar Nepal as the party chief to replace KP Oli as Oli expands the party’s central committee by incorporating his loyalists
23 min read
A trial in Dailekh and its lessons for transitional justice in Nepal
3 min read
10 min read
Prabes Roka Magar spent 10 years fighting the state but now he’s disillusioned and looking to start a wine factory in Thabang, the heart of the Maoist insurgency.
7 min read
The coronavirus pandemic has become yet another excuse for the government to delay long-overdue investigations into war-era crimes