HC Deb 15 March 1999 vol 327 cc511-2W
Ann Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (1) what representations he has made to the Government of Nepal concerning the disappearance of Mr. Rajendra Dhakal, Chairman of the Forum for the Protection of Human Rights in Grakha District; [76273]

(2) what reports he has received relating to the disappearance of nine passengers following police arrests in Kailai District in Nepal on 4 February; [76272]

(3) what reports he has received of the arrest and alleged torture of Mr. Shaha, President of the District Bar Association and the People's Concern Movement in Nepal; [76252]

(4) what reports he has received relating to killings in the town of Jajarkot in Nepal. [76274]

Mr. Fatchett

We have only very limited knowledge of these specific cases which arise in the more general context of the "People's War" being waged in the mid-Western region of Nepal. We have raised with the Government of Nepal on several occasions our concerns about reports of human rights abuse by the police.