Dec, 27 The Delhi High Court has passed a verdict in favour of the freedom of movement for Rongthong Kuenley Dorji.
Political activist and the president of Druk National Congress, Dorji had not been allowed to travel outside Delhi until this December 21. The court had issued a stay order on Dorji on December 10 while the extradition proceedings were in progress in the District Court against him.
Upon this decision of the court, Dorji expressed his happiness and said that he is willing to travel to Nepal to talk with refugees in Camps and to work for democratic struggle.
“We challenged the extradition proceedings and the Indian government failed to substantiate its allegations on Dorji and extradite him to Bhutan.” his lawyer V. H. Ohri said. Ohri is hopeful that this freedom of movement granted to Dorji will fortify the determination of those who are in the struggle for the past two decades for a democratic change in Bhutan .
Next hearing regarding the petition against his extradition proceedings will be on April 7, 2010 in the Delhi High Court.
He was arrested in 1997 in Delhi by Indian police on charges of treason in Bhutan after the High Court issued a warrant of arrest and the Royal government of Bhutan requested his extradition.
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