Friday, August 26, 2005

Student leader to face sedition charges

Kathmandu, Aug 26 - The government is preparing to file a sedition charge against another student leader for shouting ant-monarchy slogan in a protest demonstration in Baglung.
The Special Court (SC) on Thursday extended the judicial remand of central member of CPN-UML aligned All Nepal National Free Students Union, Govinda Nepali by 10 days.
The authorities arrested Nepali from a protest demonstration staged against the recent price hike in petroleum products in Baglung on Tuesday.
Eariler on Aug. 14, the government had filed the same charge sheet against prominent student leader Gagan Thapa for chanting ant-monarchy slogan during a protest rally in Kathmandu.
The SC on Aug.14 decision orderd the government authorities to release Thapa saying that the charges against him were not clear.

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