Former Chair of Amnesty International Nepal Released from Prison

Five months of intense action by Amnesty International activists paid off on July 4 when veteran human rights defender Krishna Pahadi, founding chairman of Nepal’s Human Rights and Peace Society, and former chair of AI Nepal, was set free from the Nepali prison where he had been held since February 9. As he was released, a police official gave him a box of more than 200 letters and postcards sent by AI supporters around the world, and told him that hundreds more had been received at the detention center. AIUSA activists alone sent over 37,400 appeals on his behalf! Krisha Pahadi’s case has been a major focus of AIUSA’s work and is a great victory!