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Nepal arrests treason row protesters near summit venue

  • Published at 04:21 am November 27th, 2014

Police in Kathmandu Wednesday arrested a group of protesters demonstrating near the venue of a regional summit to demand that authorities drop a treason case against a prominent Nepalese activist.

Authorities last month charged Chandra Kant Raut, a former scientist with a doctorate from Britain’s Cambridge University, with treason over his calls for a separate homeland for Nepal’s marginalised Madhesi community who live in the southern plains.