From The Nepali Press
Himal Khabarpatrika, 30 June - 16 July
FROM ISSUE #152 (04 JULY 2003 - 10 JULY 2003) | TABLE OF CONTENTS
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Yubaraj Pokhrel decided to take his own life after unbearable harassment at the hands of both the Maoists and the security forces . The 38-year-old from Barbote village in Ilam was a UML activist who was arrested by the security forces two years ago and tortured in detention. On his release, the Maoists took him in for \'questioning' which lasted for months. The Maoists and the security personnel would take turns in coming to his home for interrogation. Pokhrel could not cope with the metal trauma and he wrote letters to his family, his party and the district administration office before hanging himself from a tree.