Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Defying court order,NC Spokesman Arrested Again
Kathmandu, Feb 22-Security forces this morning arrested Nepali Congress spokesperson Krishna Sitaula from his residence in Kathmandu.

Sitaula was arrested at around 8:00 am, the party said in a press release.

Sitaula was freed just the day before yesterday on a Supreme Court order following his arrest from the Tribhuvan International Airport on February 10 when he was about to leave for Biratnagar on a Cosmic Air flight.

Nepali Congress condemned the arrest and demanded his immediate release.
Mainwhile,Following an order from the Supreme Court (SC), the government on Tuesday released seven political activists from detention.

Among those released today include president of Nepal University Teachers’ Association (NUTA), Bhupati Dhakal, NUTA General Secretary Rameshwor Upadhyay, UML leaders Madhav Poudel, Krishna Lal Maharjan, Rameshwor Phuyal, Yogesh Bhattarai and Rup Narayan Shrestha.

The government also released Nepal Trade Union Congress leader Manju Bhattarai.

A joint bench comprising justices Paramananda Jha and Gauri Dhakal had ordered the government to release the detainees in the presence of the Kathmandu District Court.

The government had arrested the leaders from various locations one month ago.

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