Imprisoned 4 innocent Christians were set free

22nd Sep.,2017

Imprisoned innocent 4 Christians namely Lali Pun from the District Jail Salyan; Rup Lal Pariyar, Ganga Pariyar and Bimkali Buda from District Jail Dang were released today in the presence of FNCN President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj, General Secretary Pastor Padam Nath parajuli, Central Committee Member Bal Bahadur Tamrakar and the secretary of Freedom for All Nepal, human rights activist Mr. Khagendra Oli.
Case History:
The 5 members of the Samuel Church, Salyan, namely Mr. Rup Lal Pariyar, Ganga Pariyar, Lali Pun, Bimkali Budha and Rupa Thapa were falsely accused by Salyan District court on 19th. May 2016.
Regarding the case, on December 19th, 2016, the court had released the victim Rupa Thapa and other remaining 4 victims were given verdict of 5 years rigorous prison with a fine of Nrs. 50,000.00 each (Fifty Thousands each).
In order to find out the actual fact, a team of Federation of National Christian Nepal (FNCN) led by President Mr. C.B. Gahatraj comprising human rights activist and journalist had worked by visiting the Salyan headquater and meeting with all the stakeholders of the case .
According to the report and the decision of case study team, on 19th Feb, 2017 Co-General Secretary/Spokesperson of FNCN Pastor Sagar Baizu and Advocate Balaram Timilsina had filed a case in Higher Court, Surkhet to set free the victims.
Regarding the case filed by FNCN, on 10th Sep., 2017, a joint team of High Court Surkhet’s Judges honorable Mahesh Sharma Paudel and honorable Krishna Thapa has invalidated the verdict made on 19th Dec. 2016 by District Court, Salyan and all 4 victims were set free from their remaining imprisonment.

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