Sita Ram Parajuli

Beats Covered:
Local or Foreign:

Parajuli, an editor of Kathmandu-based Shram, a weekly publication that reports on trade union activities, was taken from his home in New Baneshwor, Kathmandu, at 6:30 p.m., according to several local sources. No group took responsibility for Parajuli’s disappearance, but his family and colleagues told local journalists and human rights organizations that plainclothes security forces blindfolded Parajuli and took him away in a car.

Parajuli was released on January 9, 2005, after security forces interrogated him for nearly two weeks about Maoist sources, according to local news reports. He is included on this list because he was in prison as of December 31, 2004.