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The Post’s response to Ian Martin's letter

Kathmandu

Dec 25, 2018-

The article (‘Ex-UN Official in Nepal to discuss transitional justice issues’, TKP Online, 21 December, 2018) is based on the Post’s interview with a number of individuals who met with Ian Martin in Kathmandu, and told the Post that Mr. Martin was not happy with the ongoing transitional justice process and was particularly disappointed that it didn’t follow the spirit of the Comprehensive Peace Accord.

Govind Bandi and Gopal Shah, contrary to Mr. Martin’s letter, told the Post on the record that they were approached by him for a meeting. At least two people met by Mr. Martin told the Post that he referred to the CPA provision which gives the United Nations a monitoring role. Two additional sources told two separate Post reporters that Mr. Martin said the transitional justice process took a negative course ever since the two transitional justice bodies were formed instead of one. The Post made multiple attempts to reach Mr. Martin the night before the story but was unable to reach him.

The Post’s reporting team stands by its story.

Kathmandu Post News Desk

Read Ian Martin's letter to the Post.

Published: 25-12-2018 11:39

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