2002-04-26 - incident - Kathmandu district २०५९-०१-१३ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-05199
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Twenty-four-year-old Purna Poudel was the secretary-general of the Maoist-affiliated All-Nepal Free Students' Union (Revolutionary), and participated in the dialogue between the Nepali authorities and CPN-M during the first ceasefire in Nepal in June-July 2001. On April 26, 2002 (Baishak 13, 2059), a group of police officers came to a house in Kalmati, Kathmandu, where he was having dinner with two other Maoists, twenty-eight-year-old Nabin Kumar Rai, a central committee member of CPN-M, and nineteen-year-old Ishower Kumar Lama, the treasurer for CPN-M-affiliated All-Nepal Free Students' Union (Revolutionary) at the Ratna Rajya College campus. The officers arrested the three men.
- Since the arrests, the families have received no information about the detainees' fate, and all three men remain missing. The family of Purna Poudel reported his case to the ICRC, NHRC, and various local human rights organizations, and recently filed a habeas corpus petition on his behalf, which remains undecided.17