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Nepal: Rita Mahato (Letter writing marathon case sheet)

, Index number: ASA 31/010/2009

Human rights defender Rita Mahato has been threatened with death, rape and kidnapping as a result of her work helping women in Nepal who have suffered acts of violence. She is a health adviser at the Women’s Rehabilitation Centre (WOREC). The police have failed to provide Rita Mahato with protection or to investigate the threats, and she fears for her life. In this case sheet Amnesty International urges the police to protect human rights defenders.

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