2002-04-26 - incident - Kavre district २०५९-०१-१३ - घटना - काभ्रेपलाञ्चोक जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- 25. Satya Narayan Prajapati
- Thirty-eight-year-old Satya Narayan Prajapati, a Kathmandu-based lawyer, was arrested by Nepali security forces at a teashop in Sangachowk, Kavre district, on April 26, 2002 (Baishak 13, 2059). Prajapati was a village-level activist for the United People's Front party, which served as a front-organization for CPN-M, and was likely traveling to Kavre district to meet other political activists.
- When his relatives learned of his arrest on April 29, 2002 (Baishak 16, 2059), they immediately went to the Chief District Officer in Bhaktapur, and were informed that Prajapati was being held at Naxal police headquarters. The next day, the CDO office informed the family that Prajapati had been transferred to the Suryabinayak army barracks in Bhaktapur. After multiple efforts to see him, a relative finally succeeded in visiting Prajapati a month after his arrest at Suryabinayak barracks on May 27, 2002 (Jestha 14, 2059).
- Prajapati told the relative that he had been severely tortured, and complained of pain in his kidneys and two broken teeth. When the relative tried to see Prajapati again a few days later, the soldiers said he had been transferred to Kathmandu. A guard at the Balazu army camp in Kathmandu later told the family that Prajapati had been held there briefly but had been transferred again. The family has lost all contact with Prajapati.
- The "disappearance" was reported to the ICRC, NHRC, Nepal Bar Association, and various local human rights organizations.25