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200 rights protestors arrested in Nepal

[JURIST] Over 200 protestors were arrested in Nepal [government website] Sunday as two political activist groups held a national "Civil Disobedience Day" to protest the royal assumption of governmental power [JURIST report] on February 1. The Nepali Congress [advocacy website] and the Human Rights and Peace Society of Nepal [advocacy website] organized the protest to occur in all the major districts throughout Nepal. The protest in the capital district of Ason resulted in arrests that included former State Minister Suresh Malla. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of the Nepal [JURIST Country news archive] situation. Kantipur Online has local coverage.

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