Nepal convicts army personnel for rape

In a first of its kind conviction, a District Court in Nepal convicted three army officers of rape and murder of a 15 year old girl. This is the first time that a civilian court in Nepal has convicted army personnel for crimes committed during the 1996-2006 conflict. This judgment has come after persistent advocacy of the UN Human Rights Office and other human rights organizations. However, none of the officers were present in the Court and it still remains to be seen whether they will be arrested and serve their sentences.