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Nepal opposition leader arrested

A senior Nepalese opposition leader has been arrested, two days after he was released by the Supreme Court. Krishna Sitaula, spokesman for the Nepali Congress Party, was arrested from his home on Wednesday. No reason was given for the arrest. Hundreds of opposition leaders and activists have been arrested in recent weeks. Many of them have been freed. An alliance of opposition parties has been organising protests to press King Gyanendra to hand back power. The king, who seized absolute power in February 2005, has come under increasing pressure at home and abroad to restore political freedoms. Full Story

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