Nepal: Four Christians arrested for alleged conversion

By Christian Solidarity Worldwide

Four Christians have been falsely arrested for alleged involvement in conversion in Ghorahi, a city in the Dang Deukhuri District, Nepal. Conversion is illegal in Nepal.

Local police arrested two men and two women at their hotel at approximately 8am on 23 April. They have been identified as Dilli Ram Paudel, the General Secretary of the Nepal Christian Society; Gaurav Sreevastab, an Indian national; an unnamed U.S. citizen and Kusang Tamang, their Nepali interpreter. Their bibles and personal belongings, including cash and laptops, were confiscated by police.

The group had attended a one-day Christian conference for pastors on 22 April, held at a local church, with approximately 70 others. Sources have told CSW that the four have not been charged yet but remain in police custody.