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Nepal: Fear of safety / "Disappearance", Jitendra Mahaseth (m), doctor.

, Index number: ASA 31/002/2002

Jitendra Mahaseth is a medical doctor working at Nepalgunj medical college hospital situated at Kohalpur, Nepalgunj, western Nepal. He was arrested by police from the college on 17 December 2001 apparently because he had provided medical treatment to a member or members of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) (Maoist), an armed political group. He is being held in incommunicado detention and is at risk of torture or ill-treatment.

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