We are glad to inform that all 5 members of Blue Diamond Society who were arrested on 2 October 2005 are released this evening, today, after 48 hours of detention. All The Metis had to sign a statement prepared by Hanuman Dhoka Police, which says "The Metis would not promote prostitution and they would not pollute the society again. Statement further says, "If the Metis were found walking again in the night in streets of Kathmandu they would be prosecuted. Neema Lams was asked to pay 1000 RS on the 2nd October night when the police arrest her and before taking to the Hanuman Dhoka Police station police asked the 110 Rs from the Metis for medical check up at Bir Hospital, which police supposed to pay. But Metis denied paying any money to the Police. Metis were then abused verbally.
We would like to thank all the international organizations, individuals, friends, media and relatives for your solidarity and support on this difficult time.
Thank you very much.
Sunil B Pant
Blue Diamond Society
October 4, 2005