Civil war turns Nepal into land of “disappeared”

Rajmati’s husband set off to buy vegetables from the market more than a year ago. Three hours later, an anonymous caller phoned to say Arjun had been arrested by security forces and bundled into a car.

She has not seen him since. “My children are asking where is our papa,” she said, giving way to tears at a public forum last month. Nepal is best known as home to the world’s highest mountain, but the Himalayan kingdom now has a darker claim to fame. More people “disappear” every year here than anywhere else in the world, according to the United Nations, the country even eclipsing notorious trouble spots like Colombia. Full Story

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