- js reader version
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Justice in South Asia
Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at 9:26 PM
Mr. Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan,” a prominent human rights activist in Nepal, along with a number of other activists, has been detained in very adverse conditions without charges by the increasingly dictatorial monarchy. This is a letter demanding his release – please endorse as well as send a copy to the Embassy of Nepal.
According to reliable information, Mr. Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan,” a prominent human rights defender, Executive Director of the Water and Energy Users’ Federation of Nepal (WAFED), International Convener of the NGO Forum on ADB, along with dozens of other persons are being kept in detention by Nepalese authorities since they were arrested by the police on 2nd February 2006 from a public meeting in Baneshwor, Nepal.
Based on reliable information, we believe the detainees are being kept in one room at the temporary detention centre, which has not toilet facilities or water. We believe that no formal charges have been filed against Mr. Siwakoti “Chintan” and the other detainees. However, the police have served a three-month detention order on the detainees, which, we have been informed, the detainees have refused to accept.
NGO Forum on ADB, (a network of civil society organisations which engage in monitoring the activities of the Asian Development Bank), Asian Women’s Human Rights Council, Jubilee South, and Jubilee South-Asia Pacific Movement on Debt and Development are deeply concerned about the continued health and safety of Mr. Siwakoti “Chintan” and the others detained with him. Among other things, we are concerned with the manner of detention without any basic health and sanitation amenities, which is a violation of international civil and political rights.
We are also deeply concerned that Mr. Siwakoti “Chintan” and others along with him are being detained with no evidence of having committed any crime or misdemeanor or any breach of public peace. Nor have any formal and definitive charges been served against the detainees. Mr. Siwakoti “Chintan’s” detention will severely hinder his professional activities that he is obliged to discharge in his various roles in his organisation WAFED and as the International Convener of the NGO Forum on ADB.
We therefore strongly urge that:
The persons detained, including Mr. Gopal Siwakoti “Chintan” and many other human rights defenders, journalists, peace workers, party activists and ordinary citizens be immediately and unconditionally released without any harm to enable them to continue their work unhindered.
(This statement has already been endorsed by more than 120 human rights, economic justice, women’s, and environmental organizations from every continent.)
To endorse this statement, please send your name, organizational affiliation, and contact information to NGO Forum on ADB at firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Also, please send a copy of this statement by fax or e-mail to:
The Royal Nepalese Embassy
2131 Leroy Place, NW
Washington, DC 20008
Tel: 202 667 4550, Fax: 202 667 5534
Report this post as:
Change Links September 2018 posted
More Scandals Rock Southern California Nuke Plant San Onofre
Site Outage Friday
Change Links August 2018
Setback for Developer of SC Farm Land
More problems at Shutdown San Onofre Nuke
Change Links 2018 July posted
More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena
"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena
Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles
Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert!
Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California
Change Links June 2018 posted
The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years
Unity Archive Project
Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi
CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police
Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies
California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings)
Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico
Change Links May 2018
Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed
GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE
lausd whistle blower
Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images
UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light
Change Links April 2018
More Local News...
OUR HOUSE Grief Support Center Celebrates 25 Years with the House of Hope Gala
Against the Rent Madness and For a Nonprofit Orientation!
Cybermonde, cyberguerre, cyberespace, cyberterrorisme
Paraphysique de psychosomatique
Chuck Grassley: Women Abusing, Animal Murdering, Illegal War Supporting Criminal
Finance Capitalism and the Digital Economy
Muselières syndicales, muselières patronales
Jeff Bezos, Amazon, The Washington Post, Whole Foods, Etc
Why Choose Nut Milk Over Cows' Milk
Antrhopocène, le grand effondrement
The Dictatorship of Corporations
18 Lethal Consequences Of Hunting
Paraphysique de l'outplacement déontologue
Shopping du bashing
After Lehman Brothers, Experts Say Global Financial Crisis Can Happen Again
“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen
Probabilités de fin d'humanité
Florida Area of Migrant Farmworkers Denied Right to Construct Health Clinic near NaplesCIW
Steer clear of work morality!
The Shortwave Report 09/07/18 Listen Globally!
August 2018 Honduras Coup update
Brett Kavanaugh Filled The 5th Circuit With Execution Judges
Augusta Georgia Woman Gets 5 Year Prison Sentence for Writing About Russians Crime Acts
Paraphysique de contextualité
Crisis Regulation in Global Capitalism
Ex-voto de réification
Please Oppose Warmonger, Execution and Torture Supporting Bush Operative Brett Kavanaugh
More Breaking News...