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Nepal: Arbitrary detention/ human rights defenders at risk

, Index number: ASA 31/010/2006

Five men (Krishna Pahadi, Dr Devendra Raj Pandey, Dr Mathura Prasad Shrestha, Shyam Shrestha and Kundan Raj Kafle), all peace and human rights activists, are among hundreds of people arbitrarily detained throughout the country following a wave of arrests which began on 19 January. Amnesty International is calling for the immediate and unconditional release of all those who were arrested for the peaceful exercise of their right to freedom of expression and of free association.

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