Statement of the European Union Heads of Mission ( 6 April 2006)
6 April 2006
STATEMENT OF THE EUROPEAN UNION HEADS OF MISSION
The EU Heads of Mission in Kathmandu condemn the ban of peaceful protests in large areas of Kathmandu and the consequent arrests of many democratic party leaders, members of professional and other civil society organizations prior to the demonstrations planned for 6.-9. of April. These actions go against the freedom of assembly and freedom of expression stipulated in international conventions, to which Nepal is signatory. The EU Heads of Mission believe that the Government’s actions further aggravate the atmosphere of confrontation in the country and are not conducive to constructive national dialogue for peace.