Amnesty sought for Nepalis

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 10:

The Amnesty International Nepal and human rights defenders today expressed concern over the death penalty announced to Nepalis in Indonesia. They urged the government, human rights outfits and civil society to call on the Indonesian government to stay the execution of five Nepalis languishing in Indonesian jails. Five Nepalis — Indra Bahadur Tamang, Bala Tamang, Nar Bahadur Tamang, Til Bahadur Bhandari and Bir Bahadur Gurung — who have

been staying in Indonesia for five years, are on death row. “The news of death penalty is very sad and it is a subject of great challenge for human rights activists,” said Bhawani Prasad Kharel, coordinator of the Amnesty International Nepal, Group-3, Kathmandu. He was speaking at a press meet titled ‘Nepalis in death row abroad: Responding to crisis’, organised by the AI Nepal Group-3 today.