• search

Nepal frees two top political prisoners

Written by: Staff

Kathmandu, Apr 19: Nepal's royalist government freed two high-profile political prisoners today, a sign that King Gyanendra could be trying to end a violent two-week campaign against his rule.

Madhav Kumar Nepal, general secretary of the Nepal Communist Party (UML), and Ram Chandra Poudel, general secretary of the Nepali Congress, were freed at the Kathmandu district court to the cheers of over 100 activists.

The two parties are the largest in a seven-party alliance fighting to restore democracy in the kingdom. Six people have been killed in police firing on protesters during the campaign and hundreds wounded. Hundreds have also been arrested.


Related Stories

Nepal interlocutor: Yechury willing, no word
UN's Nepal envoy cites flagrant rights violations 
Global rights groups call for sanctions against King 
200 arrested in Pokhara as demonstrations continue 

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more