Former Nepal PM arrested after refusing to appear before corruption probe

[JURIST] Nepalese police arrested former Nepalese Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba [Wikipedia profile] Wednesday in a middle-of-the-night raid on his residence after he had refused to appear as requested [JURIST report] before a royal commission investigating government corruption. The arrest was made four days before the scheduled end of a national state of emergency declared by King Gyanendra on February 1, when he dismissed Deuba's government for not successfully putting down the country's ongoing Maosit rebellion, which has taken over 11,000 lives over nine years. Nepal's former Foreign Minister was arrested last week after a similar refusal; former senior politicians claim that the Royal Commission on Corruption Control is unconstitutional, having been constituted by royal fiat. Reuters has more.



 

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