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Nepal: Fear of torture/fear for safety, Gopal Budhathoki (m), newspaper editor

, Index number: ASA 31/019/2002

Gopal Budhathoki, editor and publisher of the weekly newspaper Sanghu (Bridge), was arrested by the security forces on 3 March in Kathmandu. Although authorities have acknowledged that he is in army custody, to date no one knows where exactly he is held and no one has been able to see him. It is feared that he may be tortured.

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