mata hari Posted January 4, 2005 Share Posted January 4, 2005 This is not spam: January 03, 2005 Ambassador Jai P. Rana Royal Nepalese Embassy 2131 Leroy Pl. NW Washington DC 20008 Your Excellency, I am writing to express my concern for the safety of Raju Sharma Dhakal, a 17-year-old student who was arrested on November 3, 2004 at the gates of a prison in Bharatpur. He was reportedly released from the prison on November 3, but was immediately re-arrested by security forces. His whereabouts are currently unknown and he is at very high risk of torture or "disappearance." Raju Sharma Dhakal was first arrested on June 18, 2004 when he was walking home from his college in the Chitwan district of central Nepal. His whereabouts were unknown for 22 days, before the army admitted that he was being held at Bharatpur army barracks. When his father, Bal Krishna Dhakal, tried to visit him on August 23, he was also detained by the army. Raju Sharma Dhakal and his father were later transferred to prison in the Bharatpur district, where their family was finally able to visit them on October 23. I respectfully urge you to immediately make the whereabouts of Raju Sharma Dhakal public, and grant him immediate access to his relatives, lawyers, and any medical treatment he may need. I also request that the charges against his father, Bal Krishna Dhakal, be made public. I ask that both be treated humanely while in custody and not tortured or ill treated. I hope both detainees will be released immediately and unconditionally, unless they are to be charged with a recognizable criminal offence. Sincerely, Froukje Brouwer 2339 Muriel Dr Santa Cruz, CA 95062-1802 USA froukjebrouwer[at]cs.com Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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