Prisoner Release: Comprehensive Peace Agreement

5.2.2. Both sides agree to make public the status of the people under their respective custodies and release them within 15 days.

Implementation History

2006

Full Implementation

The Informal Sector Service Center reports that the government withdrew its charges under the Terrorist and Destructive Activities Ordinance (TADO) on 25 May, after parliament was restored. Subsequently, they decided to release all the Maoist prisoners. The release of these prisoners started the following day. The government made these decisions with the hopes that they would create an environment conducive to dialogue. After releasing the prisoners, on 26 May 2006, the first round of discussions began. The discussions were successful as both sides reached a 25-point ceasefire code of conduct on the first day.1

  • 1. "Human Rights Yearbook 2007," Informal Sector Service Centre (INSEC), 2007.
2007

Full Implementation

Prisioners were released in 2006. According to the US State Department Human Rights Practice Report, there were political prisoners in Nepal at the beginning of the year but all of them were released by the end of the year.2

  • 2. "2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices- Nepal," US State Department, 2007, accessed August 8, 2011, http://www.state.gov.
2008

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2009

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2010

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2011

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2012

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2013

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2014

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.

2015

Full Implementation

No further developments observed.