2006-10-10 - press release - NHRC२०६३-०६-२४ - प्रेस विज्ञप्ति - रामाअआ

Archive ref no: NCA-20293 अभिलेखालय सि. नं.: NCA-20293

Date: 2006-10-10
Appeal to CPN (M)

It is found that the status of the Birendra Maharjan of Lalitpur district Lalitpur Sub-Metropolitan City (LSMC) Ward No-5, Bam Prasad Limbu of LSMC Ward No-15 and Shayam Singh Bhandari of Hetauda Municipality Ward No-4 has remained unknown after they were captivated by the cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal â€" Maoist (CPN-M) from Maharjan Suppliers, Laliptur on 2 October 2006.

Likewise, the status of Arun Sunuwar, a 19 year old student also has remained unknown since his abduction by the cadres of CPN (M) in a separate incident. Sunuwar was also abducted on the same day, from Baudha, Jorpati Narayantar, Kathmandu.

Despite the repeated request to the cadres of CPN (M), they have denied the access of the officials of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) to the abducted persons who are said to be under their captivity. The family members and the relatives are not also allowed to meet their kith and kin. NHRC has considered such act as a serious incidents against human rights.

The acts of abductions by the Maoists have violated the international human rights standard and humanitarian laws and seem to have ignored the code of conduct signed by the government and the Maoists at a crucial time when the on-going peace talks between the ruling seven-party alliance and the CPN (M) is heading towards a historic breakthrough.

The Commission appeals to CPN (M) for immediate release of all abducted persons without any condition and also extends request to respect, in words and deeds, the principles of Human Rights and the International Humanitarian Law.

Dhruba Nepal

Officiating Secretary