Kathmandu Post- UK court acquits Col Lama on one count of torture

Lt Col Lama was serving with the United Nations peace keeping force in South Sudan when he was arrested while visiting his family in East Sussex in January 2013.He was arrested under Section 134 (sub-section 1) of the Criminal Justice Act, a law that defines torture as a universal jurisdiction, and the prosecution is being brought in Britain because an obligation under the United Nations Convention Against Torture to bring suspects to justice wherever they are detained. Torture, like war crimes, is subject to universal jurisdiction, allowing those who allegedly committed crimes abroad to be tried in Britain.Hussein and Raut were arrested during the decade-long Maoist insurgency on suspicion of assisting then Maoist rebels. Lama faces charges of subjecting the two victims to mistreatment during their detention at the barracks of which he was the in charge in 2005.

Source: Kathmandu Post- UK court acquits Col Lama on one count of torture

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