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U.N.’s Nepal envoy cites flagrant rights violations

The U.N. human rights envoy to Nepal said there had been flagrant rights violations by Maoist guerrillas and Royal Nepal Army forces since the leftists ended a unilateral ceasefire in January. Ian Martin told Le Figaro newspaper in an interview published on Wednesday that the democratic situation had deteriorated sharply but said it was too early to talk of imposing sanctions. King Gyanendra sacked the government and assumed full powers in February 2005, vowing to crush a decade-old Maoist revolt in which more than 13,000 people have died. Full Story

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