FROM ISSUE #163 (19 SEPT 2003 - 25 SEPT 2003) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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The National Human Rights Commission is under international pressure to make public the reports it commissioned on the alleged human rights violations by security forces in Doramba at Ramechhap district, and by Maoist rebels in Panchthar and Siraha. The heads of mission of the EU in Kathmandu called on NHRC Chairman Nayan Bahadur Khatri Tuesday requesting the report be made public. The Royal Nepali Army has reopened its investigation into the 25 August Doramba incident in which 19 people, most of them Maoists, were killed. ?The team has already started its work,? a senior army official told us. An earlier army report had said the rebels in Doramba were killed in two separate encounters but the Maoists say they were executed after capture.