TP MishraFebruary 28, 2013 07:22Updated March 3, 2013 15:38
Commentary: A rare example of bringing justice to those who torture detainees.
A former Nepali Maoist combatant holds the Nepalese flag as he marches during a special function at the Shaktikhor cantonment site in the Chitwan District of Nepal, some 170 km south of Kathmandu, on Jan. 22, 2011. (Prakash Mathema/AFP/Getty Images)
The situation in Nepal reflects an entrenched culture of political intrusions in the region’s judicial systems, with a long history of intervention from the highest levels of governments in the South Asia region. Most governments there have yet to accept that torturing detainees is a grave crime under international laws — to which they are signatories.