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Nepal: Fear for safety/ possible "disappearance". Lok Krishna Bhattarai (m), politician and lawyer

, Index number: ASA 31/040/2004

Lok Krishna Bhattarai was reportedly arrested on 18 February by four men in plain clothes, who claimed to be security forces personnel. His whereabouts are now unknown and Amnesty International is concerned that he may have "disappeared". Attempts by relatives to locate Lok Krishna Bhattarai, including contacting human rights organisations and the press in Kathmandu, have so far failed.

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