Colonel Kumar Lama Acquitted

Following an eight week trial at the Central Criminal Court, Colonel Kumar Lama was acquitted of a count of torture allegedly committed in Nepal during the civil war in 2005.

The acquittal was covered by reporting restrictions whilst the Crown Prosecution Service reviewed the case. No evidence was offered on the remaining charge on the basis that the matters which emerged during the trial meant there was no realistic prospect of a conviction.

The case was brought on the basis of universal jurisdiction. This was the first time such a case has been brought against a serving army officer from another jurisdiction.

Matthew Butt and Robert Morris represented Colonel Lama.

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6th September 2016

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