2003-08-29 - incident - Kathmandu district २०६०-०५-१२ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
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Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- On August 29, 2003 (Bhadra 12, 2060), three plainclothes Nepali security officials, two of them masked, came to the home of Govinda Ghimire in Chabahil area of Kathmandu. The security officials surprised Ghimire while he was taking a bath. They blindfolded Ghimire and tied his hands, and then led him away in front of a group of neighbors who had gathered to watch, telling the neighbors not to interfere. Ghimire has not been heard from since.
- Ghimire, a twenty-two-year-old commerce student at Chabahil College in Kathmandu, was a district committee member of the Maoist-affiliated All-Nepal Free Students' Union (Revolutionary), according to newspaper reports. The family initially hoped he would be released, but after receiving no news for several months, went to report the case to the ICRC, NHRC, and local human rights organizations, and filed a habeas corpus petition in the Supreme Court, which has not yet been decided.15