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Document - Nepal: Further information on Fear of safety / "Disappearance", Jitendra Mahaseth (m), doctor.
PUBLIC AI Index: ASA 31/005/2002
9 January 2002
Further information on UA 02/02 (ASA 31/002/2002, 3 January 2002) - Fear for safety/"disappearance"
NEPAL Jitendra Mahaseth (m), doctor
Amnesty International has been informed that Jitendra Mahaseth was released on 5 January 2002.
Dr Mahaseth, who works at Nepalgunj Medical College, Kohalpur, Nepalgunj, western Nepal, had been arrested on 17 December 2001, apparently because he had given medical treatment to at least one member of the Communist Party of Nepal (CPN) (Maoist), an armed political group. He was reportedly held in army custody.
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