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More than 100 Nepal soldiers guilty of abuse in battling Maoists

Nepal’s army has taken action against 109 soldiers found guilty of violating human rights while battling Maoist rebels, including sending some to jail, the military said. “The army in its investigation has found a total of 109 soldiers guilty of violating human rights while fighting against the Maoist rebels,” army spokesman Brigadier General Dipak Gurung told a press conference. “Of them at least 44 were jailed for various terms while 31 others have been dismissed from the army service,” Gurung said. “At least 12 soldiers were demoted, grade increment for four was suspended, nine’s promotion halted and eight others were sternly warned,” he said. Full Story

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