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Nepalese government releases opposition leaders

Written by: Staff
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Kathmandu, Apr 19 (UNI) The Nepalese government released some opposition leaders including CPN-UML general secretary Madhav Kumar Nepal and Nepali Congress general secretary Ramchandra Paudel.

Madhav Nepal, who was put under house arrest since January 19 was in police detention since March 23. Ramchandra Paudel was in police detention for three months. Both the leaders were arrested on the eve of Mass demonstrations scheduled for January 20. The government released them from the premises of the Kathmandu District court.

Both the leaders said they will not hold any talks with the king and the movement would not stop until democracy was established in the country.

Other leaders including Sujata Koirala, Suprabha Ghimire, Shashank Koirala and Raghuji Panta were also released today. Pant was also detained on the eve of January 20 protest and rest were arrested during nationwide general strike.

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