Nepal army bans film charting civil-war abuse

"Slaughterhouse" records the military's well-documented record of human rights abuses during conflict.

    A Nepali film based on survivors' accounts of alleged systematic torture and disappearances during the country's civil war which ended in 2006 has been banned following objections from the army.

    Badhshala, meaning "Slaughterhouse," records the military's well-documented record of human rights abuses during the conflict.

    The ten-year civil war claimed more than 16,000 lives, with 1,400 people remaining "disappeared".

    The army says that the film might harm the peace process but critics say the ban reveals censorship, intimidation and a reluctance to confront the past.

    Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from Kathmandu.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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