Rizal’s third book hits the market


Nov 4: Speaker of the Nepal’s constituent assembly Subash Nembang unveiled a new book writing by Bhutanese human rights activist Tek Nath Rizal amidst a function in Kathmandu on Tuesday.

Subash Chandra Nembang releasing Rizal's book
Subash Chandra Nembang releasing Rizal’s book – torture killing me softly

Nembang, addressing the function, said the testimony would be an eye opener for everyone to know about people being treated in the Bhutanese jails.
Nepalese lawmaker Indrajit Rai, who is also an military expert, expressed astonishment how Rizal managed to live even under the mind control device being used by the Bhutanese authorities in jail. He explained how mind control devices are used by the military rulers to extract or compel the prisoners to confess the allegations.
T Rizal Cover final (1)Indian journalist Ananda Swaroop Verma said it was shame for his country, which claims to be the largest democracy in world, to continue protecting a ruthless ruler ignoring the democratic fighters of Bhutan.
Other speakers suggested reading the book ‘torture killing me softly’ once to know the reality behind Bhutanese monarch’s inhuman behavior towards its advisor.

This book of around 200 pages is jointly published by Human Rights Without Frontier Nepal and Group for International Solidarity Nepal.



  1. Its not only Rizal who was subjected to severest torture and most inhuman treatment in Bhutan’s jails but hundreds of others whose stories have gone unheard and unpublished. Instead of highlighting only his plight time and again Rizal should have attempted to also cover sufferings of other Bhutanese some of whom were not only tortured but murdered in Bhutan’s dungeons. The fact is writing books alone will not solve Bhutanese problem Rizal should make genuine efforts to win the goodwill and support of top Indian leaders and government including that of international community if he is a true leader.

  2. On a different note, Rizal, Biswanath Chhetri, Bahadur Subba were physically tortured by Dago Tshering, Kipchu Tshering, the present Police Chief of Bhutan. I hope they will file a case against them with the Court of International Justice in Hague.