Legislators arrested in Nepal

Legislators arrested in Nepal

[JURIST] Sunday and Monday saw more arrests of protestors by authorities in Nepal [government website] at planned protests against King Gyanendra's assumption of power on February 1 [JURIST report]. Nepal's Kantipur Online [media website] is reporting that 24 Nepali Congress [advocacy website] members were arrested Sunday in various parts of the country, and 41 more NC members were arrested Monday in the capital city, Kathmandu. Three former legislators were included in the arrests. JURIST's Paper Chase has continuing coverage of Nepal [JURIST Country news archive]. Kantipur Online has local coverage of Monday's arrests in the capital.