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Nepal: Fear for safety/fear of "disappearance"

, Index number: ASA 31/012/2001

Nine editors, journalists and computer operators : Om Sharma, Editor, Janadisha Daily; Deepak Mainali, Computer Operator, Janadisha Daily; Govinda Acharya, Editor, Janadesh Weekly; Khil Bahadur Bhandari, Executive Editor, Janadesh Weekly; Deepak Sapkota, Reporter, Janadesh Weekly; Ram Bhakta Maharja, computer operator, Janadesh Weekly; Ishwor Chandra Gyawali, Executive Editor, Dishabodh Monthly; Manarishi Dhital, Dishabodh Monthly; and Nim Bahadur Budhathoki, Computer Operator, Dishabodh Monthly, were arrested at their offices in the capital, Kathmandu, on 26 November, on suspicion of being members or sympathizers of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) (Maoist). Their whereabouts are now unknown. Amnesty International is concerned for their safety and fears that they may "disappear".

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