APRIL 26, 2005
Posted: May 4, 2005

Dwarika Uprety, Roadmap

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemned the arrest of Dwarika Uprety, publisher of the weekly Roadma. Plainclothes security officers detained Uprety while he was walking to work this morning in the Putalisadak district of Kathmandu, according to the Kantipur news Web site.

The editor of Roadmap, Kamal Koirala, said in a statement that no motive was known for Uprety’s arrest.

Dozens of journalists were detained after King Gyanendra’s state of emergency was declared February 1. Although most journalists were held for several days and then released, as many as ten were in detention as of mid-April, according to the Federation of Nepalese Journalists.