2003-09-05 - incident - Kathmandu district २०६०-०५-१९ - घटना - काठमाडौं जिल्ला
Archive ref no: NCA-09595
Alleged incident overview | घटेको भनिएको घटनाको समीक्षा
Information regarding alleged incident | घटेको भनिएको घटनासम्बन्धी जानकारी
- Alleged Dates of Arrest5 September 2003
- According to at least ten relatives of the disappeared interviewed by OHCHR, when they heard about the arrests, they made inquiries with state authorities, including the RNA, the Nepal Police, APF, and Home Ministry. Many filed habeas corpus petitions and visited various RNA barracks following clues wherever they could be found. They received no official information. One father searched continuously for his three sons, all student members of ANNISU-R, after they were arrested from public places in Kathmandu by individuals in plain clothes between August and December 2003. He immediately informed the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Amnesty International, the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) and local non-governmental organisations after their disappearance and filed habeas corpus petitions. The detention of one of his sons, Birendra Basnet, was finally acknowledged by the RNA after 19 months of secret detention in June 2005. He was released under a Supreme Court order in December 2005. The father's efforts to find the other two sons, Pushpa and Dhirendra Basnet, have proven fruitless to date. Multiple witness testimony gathered by OHCHR confirms that all three sons were arrested and detained by the Bhairabnath or Yuddha Bhairab battalions.