Nepal: Reports of possible extrajudicial executions, arbitrary arrests and torture between 25 June and 20 July 1993
Between 25 June and 20 July at least 20 people were reportedly shot dead by police in possible extrajudicial executions, and several hundred people, including possible prisoners of conscience, were arrested during nationwide strikes and demonstrations called by the main opposition party, the Communist Party of Nepal (United Marxist-Leninist) (CPL-UML), in alliance with other opposition parties. It was reported that many detainees were severely beaten, and one man, Bijaya Lama, is alleged to have died as a result of a beating in police custody in Bhaktapur.
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