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Nepal: Fear of torture.

, Index number: ASA 31/056/2002

Bishnu Prasad Gyanwali was arrested from his shop at around 8.00am on 15 July 2002. The authorities have acknowledged his arrest but they have not disclosed where he is being detained. There is grave concern for his safety and that of nine other persons detained with him. There are reports that they have been severely tortured while in detention.

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