Nepal - Families of disappeared citizens demonstrate in front of Bhairabnath Battalion
|Marchas, Manifestaciones y Escraches , Nepal|
Carrying banners and placards, angry demonstrators chanted slogans demanding that the army barrack disclose the whereabouts of the missing people, most of whom are believed to have been detained there since the mobilisation of the army in 2001.
Some human rights activists also joined in the demonstration.
“We have been constantly pressuring the government to launch an investigation and make public the whereabouts of the disappeared people, but nothing has been done yet,” Dr Sundar Mani Dixit, a noted civil society activist, said at the protest programme.
While there are no credible figures of the people missing from Bhairabnath Battalion various human rights agencies have said that whereabouts of at least 49 Maoists detained there remain still unknown.
The International Committee of the Red Cross has said it has so far collected 2,400 names of persons who have disappeared during Nepal’s decade-long insurgency. nepalnews.com mk Oct 02 07
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