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Nepal: Fear for safety / possible "disappearance." Jujubhai Maharjan (m), aged 40, waiter

, Index number: ASA 31/045/2004

Jujubhai Maharjan was reportedly arrested in Bijeshwari, Kathmandu District, on 18 February. Amnesty International is concerned for his safety and is concerned that he may have been "disappeared". Five men in civilian dress, who identified themselves as security forces personnel, came in a private car to Bajra Hotel, where Jujubhai Maharjan works as a waiter, at 8pm. They questioned Jujubhai Maharjan for about an hour and then took him away, according to witnesses.