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Villagers bearing the brunt of torture in Nepal: rights group

Villagers in remote parts of Nepal are increasingly suffering torture at the hands of both troops and Maoist rebels, according to a human rights group treating torture victims.”The docile Nepalese people living in remote villages are sandwiched between the security forces and the Maoist rebels,” said Bhogendra Sharma, president of the Centre for Victims of Torture, Nepal. “On the one hand the security forces victimise villagers, charging them with helping the Maoists by providing them with food and shelter and financial assistance,” Sharma told AFP.Full Story

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