Freedom Road Socialist Organization

[The following statement is reprinted from the International Communist Seminar in Brussels, 2-4 May, 2002. The list of organizations who signed it are at the end of the document. Click here to go to the seminar's website.]


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Resolution about political prisoners in Nepal

International Communist Seminar

‘Economic Crises and Possibility of a Major World Crisis’ Brussels, 2-4 May 2002

27-06-2002

Since 1996, the Nepalese people are advancing towards revolution through protracted people’s war, led by the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist). World imperialism and the Indian expansionists very well know that this struggle will not stop just by ending the rule of the domestic reactionaries in Nepal. The Bush administration has announced that they are behind the Nepalese State to suppress "terrorism". The same has been done by the Indian expansionists, who are the common enemy of the people of South Asia.

With the blessings of the imperialists and expansionists and in order to smash the people’s struggle, the fascist Nepalese State and its Royal Military are waging terror against the people. Every day, they are massacring unarmed Nepalese masses by their dozens. They ruthlessly murder unarmed political activists who are in their custody, passing this off as deaths in (fake) encounters. Hundreds of journalists, lawyers, intellectuals and thousands of common people are suffering in jail or are in Army custody, without any legal procedure. They are treated inhumanly. Campaigns of kidnapping and disappearing have intensified.

The following leaders and cadres of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) have been kidnapped:

arrested on November 25, 2001 in Kathmandu and still disappeared.

The kidnapping and arrest of the following people have not yet been recognized by the government:

both kidnapped on April 15, 2002 in Kathmandu and still disappeared.

both kidnapped on April 28, 2002 in Kathmandu and still disappeared.

On April 23, 2002 the fascist state announced that anyone who can bring – dead or alive – a leader of the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), will be given an award of 65,000 US dollar per person.

We, the undersigned parties and organisations, condemn and oppose the malpractice of the fascist state of Nepal and demand life security for the disappeared.

 

Signatories:

  1. Anticapitalist National Assembly, Italy
  2. Association of Refugees from Latin America and the Carribean (ARLAC), Belgium
  3. Brazilian Center for Solidarity with the Poor (CEBRASPO), Brazil
  4. Cercle Henri Barbusse, France
  5. Chad Action for Unity and Socialism (ACTUS)
  6. Colonel Taher Sangsad, Bangladesh
  7. Comité d’initiative pour la formation du Parti communiste, Haïti (COIFOPCHA)
  8. Communist Party (Marxist-Leninist (revolutionaries)) (KPML(r)), Sweden
  9. Communist Party of Albania
  10. Communist Party of Cuba
  11. Communist Party of Germany (KPD)
  12. Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) – Janashakti
  13. Communist Party of the Peoples of Spain (PCPE)
  14. Communist Party of the Philippines
  15. Communist Workers and Peasants Party, Pakistan
  16. Communists in Struggle, France
  17. Coordination of Communist Militants, France
  18. El Machete, Mexico
  19. Fensuagro, Colombia
  20. FPC – PT, Democratic Republic of Congo
  21. Freedom Road Socialist Organisation, USA
  22. Karl Marx Society, Hungary
  23. Lalkar, United Kindom
  24. Mesa de Refundación Comunista, Spain
  25. National Democratic Front of the Philippines
  26. New Communist Party Netherlands (NCPN)
  27. Organisation of the Fedayin (Minority), Iran
  28. Partido Proletario del Perú
  29. Ray O. Light Group, USA
  30. Resistencia Comunista de Colombia
  31. Rete dei Comunisti, Italy
  32. Revolutionary Movement 8 October, Brazil
  33. Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKC), Turkey
  34. Russian Communist Workers’ Party
  35. Stalin Society, United Kingdom
  36. Soccorso Popolare, Italy
  37. Stalin Society, United Kingdom
  38. Workers’ Communist Party (AKP), Norway
  39. Workers’ Party of Belgium
  40. Workers World Party, USA
  41. Partido de la Liberación, Argentina
  42. Jatio Shromik Jote (Fédération nationale syndicale), Bangladesh

(list of 26th June 2002)

To sign this resolution, send a message to wpb@wpb.be