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Nepal: Fear for safety/Possible 'disappearance'

, Index number: ASA 31/040/2002

Shanta Shrestha (f) - social worker was reportedly arrested by the security forces at midnight on 31 May. Army personnel, some of whom were in civilian dress, surrounded her residence at Purano Baneshwar, Kathmandu, before entering and taking her away. Her current whereabouts are unknown, as is the reason for her arrest.

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